The false idea or accusation that Christians need a crutch to cope with life so they need something to believe in is similar to the idea that humanity made up religion to cope with the stress of living.
People make up the idea of no God or assert a dead God because their heart & mind hold on to other things. Rationalism is a bigoted belief system that discriminates against history, belief & truth in its search for meaning in an alleged meaningless big bang. It cannot prove nature is all there is by science so it argues & promises so much & claims it is not faith based. The rationalistic spirits approach to life needs its alleged facts & figures & books. It adores them, welcome to the church of rationalism with its tracts & outreach programs, political, cultural & educational bias.
When Christianity preaches mystery it is mocked, when science preaches mystery with all its conflicting & ever changing theories, still the scientist can do no wrong. That takes faith.
Science, Belief & Reason(not rationalism) were there in the beginning in the garden. After the expulsion from the presence & purity of God in Eden things have lost their order(look around, so much is distorted).... Distracted, they see not the sun in all its glory, it’s the shadows they are chasing. Looking for life & knowledge in all the wrong places.
Jas 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.