I don’t think this is true, either.
Benji Lampel
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Hi benji,

Yes, religion is a very emotional thing and I completely agree with you that people stick with religion because it makes them feel purposeful. In fact, that reasoning is symmetric with the reasoning I provided in the article (the idea of security, to feel secure is to feel safe and belonging to your environment and society). However, I do believe the drive for interest in religion, on a personal level and not a social one, is to have some explanation of what we cannot explain (as mentioned in the article, the afterlife). Religion can provide an “explanation” of the unknown and we feel extremely content as those questions burn out our minds when we attempt to approach them on our own, because it seems like an endless and purposeless loop.

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