The problem in agreeing with you is not in what you just wrote, it was implying that Liberal Believers [Christians, Jews and others], skeptics and atheists are equal to the fundamentals, if not more than them, in taking comfort from beliefs or holding to them for comfort. That is the point of disagreement.
I don't think it can be resolved by our exchanging views on it. As a skeptic, I can only take a strong stance on a point if it can be scientifically proven. This speculation, though interesting, is not provable. There is insufficient evidence, and insufficient definition of criteria to prove either your position or my objection to it.
I am, therefore I think.