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But when i first realized this i was deeply saddened at the thought everything i thought was real was possibly a lie i can understand how devastating it would be for some who are more set in there religion than i was
My current belief may change, and that is ok with me. I actually expect it to change as I get older and become wiser, if I actually do become wiser. lol
A lot of people fear death because they have been "educated" to believe that death is a bad thing and in order for good to come from death they must follow certain steps in order to bypass death and step into eternal life.
noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The concept was introduced by the psychologist Leon Festinger (1919–89) in the late 1950s. He and later researchers showed that, when confronted with challenging new information, most people seek to preserve their current understanding of the world by rejecting, explaining away, or avoiding the new information or by convincing themselves that no conflict really exists. Cognitive dissonance is nonetheless considered an explanation for attitude change.
2) Faith is NOT unfounded. It is evident. Fear binds and traps the soul. Fear can only come from ignorance. Truth, however, sets you free.
And that is why faith is so important. Because if you don't exercise faith, you will inevitably realize those answers lack a question. And when you find those questions...you realize those answers aren't good enough. But you aren't equipped to find a better answer.
I think it can work the other way round as well. with committed unbelievers running scared of the possibility of religion.