Boredom is resistance to whats happening in the moment. Better an honest street sweeper than a dishonest king. When things fall apart, its kind of a cool thing that you get the chance to start over and do better than you were doing. The monster in the dark, youre far more likely to hurt yourself the faster you run away than if you just turn around and face it down now. Or you can wait to trip and fall and have to deal with it all in an adrenaline rushed scramble to your feet. But at least you already know youre going to get back up if you do fall. Do you know anyone, maybe like Saul/Paul, who has used religion/jesus as an excuse to stop being an asshole? A placebo triggers your self healing potential that was always there, and so does religion. Religion gives you a structure in which to be the good person you always were.