When I use the phrase "making sense" I am probably getting away from what MM meant. He will have to explain what he meant.
What I am talking about is having an internal logic, such that once you accept the basic premises, things that would seem contradictory can be easily dealt with.
For example, we have lots of religious people saying that god is completely good and knows everything. So, what's the deal with a pregnant woman having a miscarriage when she really wanted the baby? (Or a family dying in a house fire, or the black plague, or warfare or natural disaster, or whatever bad thing you want to bring up.)
In order to keep "making sense", the religious person has to twist the bad thing around to be good-- god knew that the baby was going to be seriously deformed and the family would not be able to handle it, so god took the baby to heaven instead. Heaven is even better than earth, so god is still good.
Well, then if miscarriage is okay with god, can a doctor induce a miscarriage and send the baby to heaven if the woman finds out that her baby will be seriously deformed? No, that would be bad, because that is not for humans to decide. God knows more than we do, god knows all the outcomes. Everything god does is for the best, even if it is bad when people do it.
I guess a lot of having religion make sense is due to cognitive dissonance, because you have to look at the world around you and convince yourself that there is something very different from what your brain tells you. It has to be like being in a mind-control situation, like a dictatorship or cult where you keep saying stuff that makes no sense until somehow it does.
"Dear leader is good, kind, smart and loving. He makes everything beautiful. If it looks and feels like North Korea is a hell-hole it is due to my own inability to completely understand and appreciate dear leader. I must be re-educated."
Hard to see how "making sense" is different from "lockstep cultlike mentality".