Do you really believe that theology can ever be cured?
As a newbie to this site I am grateful for the existence of such a place as this and warn that I am a new atheist and may still harbor some spiritual fear/feelings, so please be kind with me. As my mind clears from the fog of at least 50 years of begging Jesus to help me, forgive me and give me, I am left with little reasoning for the grip of power that held me to my prayers for 50 long years. It could be that I’m just not that bright… I don’t think so, but then I could be too stupid to know just how dumb I am. However I’m out now and ready to deal with all my wasted years full of faith in the lord Jesus. So here is both my rationalization and my question; There must be some physiological psychology of being human that requires theology. A child is a sponge for theology more so than education or enlightenment this is very clear to me. Once theology is embedded removal is difficult, as difficult as a mutating virus given time and the disease is back. So my rationality for my own inability to break free is that I had a disease. My question is what can atheist ever hope to accomplish? Religion is fear driven people will always be scared and always seek comfort in religion. Sad thought but my character flaw of the last 50 was no easy fix.