What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
One man’s faith is considered idolatry by another
On close analysis, it would seem that there is a possibility that we are god’s robots
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
…trapped in limbo, believing in a lack of belief, but not necessarily lacking the belief to believe.
Beliefs are stronger than mere ideas, thoughts and notions, be careful about what you believe.
And it seems possible, moving to the psychological arena, that people can be better off believing in something than in nothing, however untrue that something may be.
Believing is half the cure.
Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help
The world is a goddamned evil place, the strong prey on the weak, the rich on the poor; I’ve given up hope that there is a God that will save us all. How am I supposed to believe that there’s a heaven and a hell when all I see now is hell.