I'm sorry, but I refuse, for reasons that aren't worth explaining.
I apologize if I came off as rude. It's just I don't understand.
Originally Posted by Mole
Perhaps Little Sticks may not mind if I reply in their place.
So let me give you an example: when we go to the movies we suspend our disbelief for the duration of the movie, but when the movie ends, we return to reality.
Well sure, but in the end all movies are lumped together in the "fiction" category. We can enjoy them as amazing stories, but we acknowledge that they aren't true and it wouldn't make sense if they were all true because the realities contradict one another.
And it is the same for some of us with religion: when we go to chuch, mosque, synagogue, or temple, we suspend our disbelief for the duration, but when we leave, we return to reality.
So we both believe and disbelieve, but not at the same time, so there is no contradiction.
I'm not sure I follow. One's "reality" when one attends a religious service is the same as when one leaves. There is no suspension of disbelief and return to reality in this case.