A marriage of beauty with morality so that beauty could be tamed is the sole purpose of society at large. The basic instinct yields to us that beauty is far more superior to reason that you cannot find any reason for the thing of beauty to be beautiful. The society doesn’t yield to nature that beauty is the sole criterion of demarcation of reality and as such walks in the world of Physics, the study of nature whereby reason is made stronger than aesthetics.
Then society makes us moral. Why is there religion but to oppose the ancient myths of beauty that the ancient men found in Mythology? The Church thus is born. What the Emperor of Rome, Nero wanted to curtail was that beauty no longer belonged to the Church that he despised the church so much that he set Rome on fire for he feared the ghost of beauty would engulf Rome.
The will though denies beauty its claims to high society for the volition is jealous of the beauty as the church and gives rise to the demons in society. The whole problem of the mankind to apprehend its alter ego is the prejudice against beauty. Keats had said a thing of beauty is a joy forever, hinting the pleasure borne off a beautiful thing is almost eternal in its length. The church as thus wanted to overcome the will of man that it put in charge the morality as the safeguard so much that any appreciation of art or aesthetic judgment is considered as sin or the carnal pleasure.
The sole criterion for the religion to be present in the world is the beauty of nature which the religion has denied even though in terms of reason as was in the case of Galileo. The religion is there in retaliation to beauty as such it preached the immortality of the soul as opposed to the carnal sin of the body. The body is viewed as the source of appreciating beauty hence the originator of sins. The beauty of nature is likewise nullified by the religion for it inspires Romanticism that goes against the will of Church.
Thus the religion is there out of sole reason of curtailing beauty.