Yeah that was definitely my bad. Meaning in this case is in the form of an objective morality, a sort of programming built into the universe that dictactes what you are allowed and not allowed to do without restricting what you are capable of doing.
My earlier answer was about meaning in the sense of purpose: evolutionary progress. Morality may be part of that progress in that we discover that altruism is progress from selfishness, kindness is progress from being mean and hurtful, compassion is better than cruelty. As I said before, this is spiritual evolution.
As for cults and religions, these are human creations and are subject to human failings. Nevertheless, at the very core of any major religion, those values I mentioned above can be found. The fact that humans distort the message and we see such cruelty and atrocities shows that humans have a long way to go.