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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Every day should be a holy day, every thing should be sanctified, all people should be blessed. Religion is what sets limits on such a task.
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: redshift20
Some people require a little more... their heart is empty until they find the higher meaning it's yearning for. THAT is what religion is to many people, and that's cool.
Right, so a bandaid. An effective bandaid. A comforting bandaid. A bandaid, nonetheless.
I could possibly assuage my existential crisis with the belief that when I die I get to choose a super power and continue existing in a new world filled with super heroes and super villains. This could truly bring me comfort in life if I convinced myself it were true. Of course I think most would agree that without any supporting evidence it was merely a psychological crutch. A bandaid.
We do what we have to psychologically to exist in a world full of struggle. I get that.
It's not ALL about what happens after death you know.
Religion brings comfort to people while they are on this earth as well.
Whether or not it's a truly a bandaid is something we'll all find out eventually I suppose.
As long as they're not harming others, I try to respect people's beliefs.