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Comment 13 by Paula Kirby

It's just what the intellectual prison of religion does to its inmates.

I think for some, it's an emotional prison more than an intellectual prison. You simply have to believe those six impossible things because if you don't, death will be final. It was really that straightforward for me when I was a Christian. I played all kinds of silly intellectual games so as to not let go of that possibility of survival of death. So much of theism is thanatophobia - fear of death.

Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:19:40 UTC | #863878