I've heard some stories from people lately and they all seem to be in some sort of Depression or having some personal life traumas and it almost seems like they turn to God in an hour of desperation because God and the Church look better at that time than their crappy lives do.
Is that sorta true? At least for adults who've never previously had any religious interests in their lives?
Answer by sahmamax2 at 5:30 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
No not necessarily. It's different for everyone.
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Answer by soyousay at 5:36 PM on Sep. 1, 2010
I absolutely find that true. Look at how many alcoholics/drug addicts credit god with not being addicted any longer, look at how many criminals find god after going to jail, and so on. I actually find it kind of sad because instead of placing faith and trust in themselves, they give up and chose to look to mythology to help them. Take god away from them and will their problems still be there? Are they really healed or are they using a god-bandaid? In the case of addictions, I think some of them replace one addiction for a religious addiction.
It also bothers me that believers will 'prey' on the downtrodden and make them think that the reason they are the way they are is because they are missing god when in reality they are missing self love and self esteem. They don't religion, they need someone to help them realize their inner strength and potential.
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