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Is religion a delusion?

Kerome

Kerome

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#1
I was wondering about this this morning, whether a strong religious belief could be called a delusion. It is a strong conviction, which some might call unreasonable and for which there is no proof or evidence. In some psychiatrists’ books that might well fit the definition of a delusion.

What do you think?
 
NWiddi

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#2
Absolutely, all religions are delusions. There is a hint of truth in each of them but separating the truth from the fiction is impossible.
 
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ramboghettouk

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#3
i think the old soviet state had the right idea telling jehovahs witnesses knocking on doors was antisocial behaviour and they'd be locked up if they continued to do so, and locking them up if they did