My religion helps me greatly…but I still get religious delusions. I still think it is worth it…because I know there is an afterlife, and people will get rewarded for their suffering. People still would get delusional, anyways even if they are not involved with a religion.
What you think doesn’t change the possibility of an afterlife despite what religions may say. Personally I have always rejected religion because they say you have to believe in order to have an afterlife. That kind of thing doesn’t go far with me, in fact I think its not a moral tactic to compel people to believe under duress. I think a true religion would strike someone as being so profound in its moral message and revealing of the true nature of reality that it wouldn’t require caveats that a person must believe. Ideas are either believable or they’re not. Ideas like evolution catch on without the author saying if you don’t believe this idea you are going to die!
I don’t think about religion all that much but I haven’t completely given up on it. Morals associated with religion can be a good thing too. I was a little more religious when I was younger though. Probably because I went to Sunday School and was taught it as a young child. I haven’t been to church in years though. (Although I did go to a Mosque while I was Psychotic, but that’s a different story).
yes i think i know exactly what you mean, I used to like believing in god and an afterlife where things are right. But now i hear voices that tell me im a demon and going to hell and now i dont want to believe anymore even though i cant stop believing. Now i dont want to believe in anything, but i have no choice. I feel im in to deep…
I lost all my beliefs after getting sick, to help me stay grounded in reality. Since getting to a better place where my beliefs are normal, however, I’ve allowed myself to start believing in a few things again. I was never a member of any major religion but I believed in mediums and the afterlife. I don’t view mediums the same way any more but I believe in the afterlife. I am a huge fan of Near Death Experiences where people see family members and so forth, and it gives me hope.