It's all "Man's Search for Meaning". People don't want to think they're here and then dust to dust. Whether or not there is life after death, it doesn't matter. If God and religion give people the strength to get through another day, its a wonderful thing, and if it's a hoax, it's still a wonderful thing because it helped an incredible amount of people, mere mortals, get through another day, and that's all we can really ask for. I have an absolute disdain for organized religion, but I consider myself to be very spiritual. And whether it's Jehovah, Jesus, Buddah, Gouda, whatever, it doesn't matter. The bible is parables about sin. Written and re-written a thousand times. Great book though I won't base my life on it. Enough. Sorry.