How does wishful-thinking and blind faith provide "peace"?
When one believes in a higher being that is listening, one would be at peace when sharing what is in the heart. Much like a patient talking to a psychologist, it feeeelllllls good to unburden oneself. Blind faith is powerful as well as wishful-thinking because it is your attitude that changes and when your attidude changes you can move forward or deal with things.
The psychological comfort aspect is understood, (at least intellectually). What I meant was, how wishful-thinking provide a solution to the problem wished for?
I, too, am not one the praying list but I find some of your "religion bashing" just that, bashing, not an intelligent debate.
Since I haven't specifically 'bashed' religion, (unless questioning the basis for such 'beliefs' is somehow considered to be "bashing"), and have initiated debate upon those premises, I find that your characterization doesn't reflect the actual content of posts made. Do you have a specific example of "religion bashing" which is not a perceptual interpretation?
I must admit, though, sometimes you come up with good points. In my humble opinion, I think the tone of your postings comes across as very hostile and offensive to many readers rather than a discussion/debate. Chill out a bit.
"Tone" is an elusive aspect of the written word. Depending upon any given context, it is quite possible that even "hi there!" can come across as "hostile and offensive" through biased eyes. Some people are apt to perceive any challenge to their unsupported opinions as being "hostile and offensive", (even when there was no such intent). Others will read the _same exact challenge_ and perceive that without the added emotional undertones. Eye of the beholder and all that, nyet?