I haven't the words, and I'm quite loquacious, to express my gratitude for being excluded from your company --
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 --
what is insane is that we only know 9% of the known universe as the other 91% is made of dark matter/energy and no`one has a clue what all this dark stuff is,also every bang or explosion(u know the big bang that came from nowhere)should start slowimg down ,but lately we have found that the cosmos is speeding away from the so called big bang from nowhere,and u think walking through a wall is irrational.Not as mad as flying through space on rock that just happened to be in the perfect place for us to have this conversation