Everyone keeps coming up with "maybes", forever surmising the meaning of our existence, when the various flavours of meaning are nothing but anthropologically derived. In a similar vein, many atheists bend over backwards for theists even if religion has proved to be dangerous time and again. Think about this, if the human race is wiped out, so is meaning and purpose.
There is no God and no intrinsic or transcendental meaning to life or what happens in the universe whatsoever. Everything is open to interpretation by human beings. You can give any piece of text, like a recipe for a cake, a mystical or sacred twist, if you like, and if you are evil enough, convince hordes that it is a message from a supernatural creator to your advantage.
I don't think we are entertainment pieces of anything. Sure, we can entertain ourselves, but, ultimately, we decide what it all means. We just are. The universe just is. There doesn't have to be a reason other than natural causation. The universe could have just as easily not have produced any life.
Somewhat religious is winning the poll at the moment. How can you be somewhat religious? You either take the tenets of a religion full on - which in my view is a terrible thing to do - or you don't. To be partial or moderate means that you are only taking on board what sounds good to you and ignoring the rest which is abhorrent to the majority. For instance, the Biblical God ordains you to kill homosexuals. Either you follow him and uphold His bigotry in concord, or you don't and label it "bollocks".
Agnosticism can have a weak side too and is widely exploited by theists in atheism vs. theism discourses. It's funny how the pious sometimes say that proving or disproving God is impossible or beyond the realm of science, and yet, they say miracles happen. This should help to prove God's existence and it hasn't.
Imagine that the body of Jesus was found preserved in some way and it was scientifically established, through the vetting of his DNA, that indeed he never had a human father. In this case, I have no doubt in my mind that the religious would not hesitate in saying that this proves the existence of a God, and all of a sudden, the proof of His existence would be within the scientific scope.
They change their story for their own ends and will forever be biased by their faith.