Originally Posted by Mounds
Life is short. Some people make sense of the world through supernatural means.
Escapist or not, it works for them. If their supernatural beliefs resulted in unhappiness, then it might be worth changing. Otherwise... who cares?
I have to call you out on this. "Who cares?" Obviously, you and I do, or we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Many people make sense of life through any number of superstitions, always harmful. You may not see the unhappiness, but it's there.
We are lucky that the Buddha (Lao Tse/Jesus/etc.) did not simply shrug at the ignorance that was causing so much misery.