So I am writing an essay for my Philosophy class. It was supposed to be on the Philosophy of Religion but...I had some personal issues with the questions that were asked and me teacher told me I could about whatever I wanted, basically. Anyway, I chose to write about the things that I use in lieu of religion as a support system. I am an agnostic, and I am non-religious, but I still believe that people, in general, need a system of support to hold themselves together even if they aren't religious. I've heard so many atheists claim that religion is just a crutch and that they don't need it; well, from what I have observed, we all use and need crutches, and they come in all sorts of various forms.
Anyway, to get to my question; I was looking for philosophers who supported my viewpoint. I wanted to put the whole "No man is an island" concept in there, but John Donne was not a philosopher, he was a poet. So I wanted to know if any of you lovely people knew of any philosophers who might have writings that supported the concept of needing a system of support/not being an island.
It's really shitty trying to find them from scratch. :[ Thanks!