The men we remember, the men who transcend time, who’s legends become immortal were men of devotion. These elite men were devoted to — as Ernst Junger said in Storm of Steel — greatness, power, and glory. You must understand that religion is a piece of human nature. Atheism is a religion, even science has become religion. All the low human religions we rail about today are religions for many. What you believe matters. These ideologies may have not started as religions, but humans make them so.