There’s this case in medical history of a particular man living under the peculiar delusion that he was a fried egg. How the idea got into his head, no other someone quite understood. He wouldn’t sit anywhere because he was scared he might “break himself” and “spill the yolk”. Doctors tried various methods to soothe his fears, but failed. Finally one made the attempt to enter the mind of this deluded patient and suggest he should carry a piece of toast as he goes, where he could place it where he wanted to sit – thereby he can prevent himself from breaking the “yolk”. From then on the man was always seen with a piece of toast and was able to live a more or less normal existence. People who have a faith, believe in god, and are somewhat like a deluded patient soaked into this whole idea. This idea that there may be a world above us, where everything is good and well, everyone is always cheerful. Or that someone by the name of Satan stays below us and if one gets sent down there after not living their life accordingly, burns to death and all is wicked.
Whether there is this someone way up there in the clouds far from where you and I can see, or if it is all unreal. I guess its ones aim to successfully figure out, not just what to believe in but also how to share it with someone. Because if we have at least one other someone who believed what we believe then what does it honestly matter what the truth really is?
This can explain the urgency of someone’s such as priests wanting to get more other someone’s to believe in their particular faith, since this creates some type of joint impenetrable wall, where the reality outside the wall no longer matters and can be comfortably ignored. Then, for them, science becomes nothing more than a foolish man speaking in another dialect