Often times if an individual is questioning their religion, but is surrounded by religious folks they will most likely find answers to their doubts within the religion. If the individual does not have a religious support group they will most likely not stay in the religion. It made me think of an alcoholic how if hey keep having the same friends that encourage their behavior they will continue to do it, but if they leave those friends they will most likely stay sober.
I love Ricky...a bit too snarky for me sometimes, because I think people should believe in a god if that's what they need to believe in, but I've thought this very same thing all throughout my adult life.
Atheism, Religion, God is Imaginary. As an atheist, I see nothing "wrong" in believing in a god. I don't think there is a god, but belief in him does no harm... It's when belief starts infringing on other people's rights when it worries me. I would never deny your right to believe in a god. I would just rather you didn't kill people...
Who creates a world which is so full of injustice & pain ?! ,, Atheism is not just about them not believing there is a god, but on the assumption that there is one, what kind of god is he ?? ~~ Stephen Fry