75% done with Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Cormac is well known as having a scientific mind. He’s not someone who believes in superstition or the supernatural, and so his writing reflects his views. Trouble is that it’s so bleak at times that he makes a case for bettering our current life with a bit of the unexplained. Yes everything is death, but who wants to live like that? Why be so savage? Unless he’s making a case against religion, but I don’t see it.