I haven't the words, and I'm quite loquacious, to express my gratitude for being excluded from your company --
You want a crazy one google united nuwaubian nation of moors. They had a site up just a few months ago but it looks like the license expired February 17. If you really want to see how twisted they were, find where the founder, Dr. Malachi Z's son spoke out about his father.
Also to give credit, I first learned about this group as briefly mentioned by Tony Horwitz in A Voyage Long and Strange. It was a very interesting book.
I think you mean Western religions. When it comes to Eastern religions where the goal is the ultimate extinction of the soul as it is absorbed into a spiritual singularity (The One) it is not so much fear of death as fear of having to live another life.
Children are not regarded as insane for believing in Santa Claus. But if, as adults, they transfer that belief to a delusion such as Christianity...
All religions are equally preposterous and, while believing in one doesn't necessarily mean you're legally or clinically insane, it is prima facie evidence that you are mentally deficient.
Particularly, Dale, when those officials in charge of defining the terms, "legally or clinically insane," may well themselves, be similarly legally or clinically insane.
This is sorta like asking which pile of poo smells worse. ;-)
Have you seen The Russian guy that thinks he is Jesus has a cult going in Russia even dress like pictures of Jesus. He is on youtube Jesus of Siberia .And people follow him !
Wow, I have no idea. I did watch the Dawkins video about the "cargo" cult. It was good.
Past a certain point, degree of insanity becomes meaningless.
For instance, Exidor and the Church of O.J. Simpson...
Beats the hell out of me --