If Functional Programming and LISP has taught me anything is that all "programs" are "data". The boundary between data and code is blurry at least. We are all instances of "data" that is executed on the machine known as the "Universe". (I think this kind of Cartesian duality will lead to other dualities and I don't think we need "soul" and "body" mixed into this talk)
Mircea Eliade has some interesting thoughts about the concept of sacred and profane and how religion is about revealing the sacred usually camouflaged within profane things. So "sacredness" is independent of religion and the later is just an activity meant to reveal the former.