garron: People are hard-wired to find truth.
old_toole: It's not hard wired or stupid.It's just humanity as a whole are just insecure about our place in the universe and it is easier to follow what has been told for thousands of years instead of understanding what actually makes sense./Did I word that correctly? I hope the grammar gods don't send me to hell
mark12A: Religion isn't stupid. It's needy. "Emotional salve" is a good term. It's been abundantly shown through studies that people with an actual, strong religious faith live longer, happier, healthier lives. Imagine what an awesome feeling it must be to actually believe that there is an afterlife, and some super duper skywizard is deeply interested in YOU, and cares about YOU.Reality is a little tough to take. You're born, you live, you die. The end of you. Everything you are. Your mind, your conscieousness, everything ends. In a universe that doesn't care about you, and subjects you to totally random events. You ultimately return to the oblivion from whence you came.There isn't one little bit of ultimate meaning or purpose to your life. Like a ripple in the sea of time, you rise up out of the background noise, for an eyeblink of time you have shape and amplitude, then you sink back down into the background noise.Kinda depressing, actually.So, if you're willing to BELIEVE, you get a longer happier life, and you aren't dissapointed when you die, because your mind ends, and you never get to know you were wrong, so you're not humiliated.Kinda a sweet deal, if you can manage to BELIEVE.I can'tBut I am somewhat envious of those who do. Their quality of life is better.
legion_of_doo: Atheists are no more responsible for science truth than wacko Jeebus bangers
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