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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: TinySickTears
Because people are afraid that there's nothing else after this life. They try to validate their existence with these fairy tales. They need reassurances that all the crap in life isn't just random happenstance, that there's a reason for their suffering.
They afraid of being irrelevant.
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
Everything is religion. Civilization is a religion. Why do we tolerate it? I don't know. Because we're not apes, I guess. We have no real choice. Our wonderful brains won't allow us to live in the chaos of nature.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
For the most part I see religious folks breaking down into 2 groups: simple minded folks, and folks who need moral support. There are other types, like the true believers who have an experience.
I just don't want to take something so important away from folks who believe. I rarely discuss my viewpionts because i don't want to tell adults who still need santa that santa doesn't exist. Besides, it usually doesn't matter because people identify as their religion, and will ignore you.
My mom is religious, but is much less so after living with me the last 6 years.
Its scary to think that when you die, its over. Folks have a real hard time with that one in particular.
originally posted by: Teikiatsu
Why do people tolerate you?
originally posted by: TinySickTears
now having said that i want to say that i feel like religion is one of the worst things that has ever existed or 'happened' to humanity.