Likewise: religious people can do the same and let go of their beliefs.
But in my experience: most religious people are't truly religious - it's a social appearance they're upkeeping, or merely holding onto their upbringing and so on. I've met numerous religoius people who go through all the motions but don't truly believe what they claim to represent. . . I first noticed this when I was still a very firm pentecostal believer many many years ago - we lived in a tight nit religious community and moving down to a church in the south outside of the Pentecostal faith was like stepping into a strange warp in which religious had little meaning. . . racist, prejudice . . . all these things.
I met so many peole in our first southern church that seemed completely godless - there for looks only. Religions then occured to me to be a fashion that was worn and nothing more than a mere accoutrement.