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originally posted by: caladonea
a reply to: Rodinus
I think that if there were a massive global visitation by life forms from other planets; many Religions and their followers would be in a state of shock and disbelief; I think many, many people would probably lose their minds and could not handle the truth that their religion was a based on a bunch of lies.
I think most Religions were created by men to control the masses.
originally posted by: Ridhya
There is an old saying, "to the believer no proof is necessary, to the skeptic no proof is enough". It means, people will believe whatever they wish to believe.
Atheism and religion are both beliefs and people hold on to their beliefs despite whatever evidence the other side brings forth.
Psychology studies of cults have proven that proof positive simply strengthens their devotion. Example, apocalypse cults predict the end of the world which doesnt happen, and believers simply say their positive thoughts prevented it.