I'm sure I've made this point elsewhere on the forum, but I think that there is a need, a gap in the human psyche, that can be filled by a religion. We feel the need for explanations about 'where do we come from?' and 'what happens when we die?', 'why do seemingly random bad things happen to us?' and 'what is the meaning of life?'. We are not, of course, about to get answers to these questions, so we use religion to fill the gaps. Why else would every culture have a religion?
Science can answer some of our questions, but many are not answered, and others we don't like the answer we're given. Science does not offer us consolation, or love, or any future after our lives end. So if I'm going to go with a religion, I'm going to go with a reasonable, friendly and modern one. FSMism will do (because what kind of idiot believes in an Invisible Pink Unicorn? I mean, du-uh!).
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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