When you follow a state religion, you gain certain benefits from the religion's base attributes, and from your civics. If you're not following any state religion, you gain all the base attribute bonuses, but none of the civic bonuses. When you're running the council of Esus in EitB, you'll be able to get the best of both worlds. All religions will continue to contribute their base bonus, and your civics bonuses will be tied to the Council of Esus.
|The Order, like all the other religions, turns off the base bonuses from having CoE in all of your cities.|
|The Council of Esus, however, can gain the benefits of having the order in your cities!|