One thing all religions around the world have in common is an Origin Story. All religions have a story of how light, life, and the universe all began. All these tales have varying degrees of difference to them as to how it was all formed. But nonetheless, no organized religion would have never been successful without providing a possible answer to the question mankind has always wondered about.
Religion alone does not present a story of the origin of the world. Science and technology is also determined in finding the origins of the universe through experiments in astronomy, chemistry, biology, and physics. Institutions and organizations funnel billions of dollars to study this stuff.
Today, old scientific theories get outdated by new discoveries and breakthroughs. Religious institutions fight tooth and nail to say they are right and everyone else is wrong.
This all boils down to Why?
Why does humanity so eagerly want to know how existence came to exist? What do we accomplish by finding the answer?