Why does a comparison between science and religion seem to lack any substance? Well, today we are plagued by a priority of method. So while the method of religion (revelation) seems quite shallow, apparently there is nothing to compare. But method is not the only perimeter, and after all, it might be the least essential to life.
Try instead contrasting the world disclosed by science and the one disclosed by religion. If you do, you will find there is very different ways of life lying behind them. Simply think on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar which can only resonate with those who are attuned to scientific morality—a “Mankind triumphing over nature.” I, for my part, found much disgust in this story.