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What's the difference between
religious belief and delusion ?

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When you start to form arguments that are not logical, fallacious or have no clear consistency with the real world or other arguments is when religion becomes delusion. There are people who openly admit "I know it is not logical to believe what I believe but I have faith and don't care to form any argument from it." The head of the coalition to keep church and state separate is a theist. These are examples of rational religionists- or at least reasonable. I'd happily call these examples 'not delusional' for their basic understanding of consequence. When we see hurtful delusion is when people try to justify their irrational belief with dishonest argument tactics and force their own irrational practice on others- in some cases resulting in mass murder like we see with the ban on condoms in Africa upheld by the catholic church.

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Very well said.
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Religion is real

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delusion is very real
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So is delusion. No one argues that RELIGION isn't real- it is what those religions BELIEVE that is under question.

Rightfully so.
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Betty..., Don't the delusional have to believe their delusions are real or they're not deluded.
How is that different than religious people believing an immaterial god with a physical son by a virgin birth that walks on water, turns water to wine, raises the dead, hears everything we say or think and manipulates events.
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I think it becomes delusion when you get carried away and let it take over you mind and your life. Or at least when you start to ignore and deny basic FACTS just to protect you belief.

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religious belief is among a group of people and the people are free to talk with each other, while delusion is despised by everyone, delusion can't be talked and delusion can't be shared due to the universal discrimination in our world.

Actually I think a lot of person who have delusion think in the same way, for example, they think they have "sensor", they think they are monitored and persecuted and there are rumor about them everywhere.

I read about the difference between religious belief and delusion before, it is said that religion could be believed by a lot of people, while delusion can't be believed by anyone, and I don't think the number of believers should be the criteria to tell the difference between religious belief and delusion.

discrimination tells the difference.

i think religious belief and delusion exist among people could both because something in our life can't be satisfied.

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Long and short of it? The social acceptability of the religious idea being espoused. Same thing that is the difference between a religion and a "cult"- acceptance and who is the majority.

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A tax exempt status.

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He dncr how was your day? :-)
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Hello, so far so good:)
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Personally I don't see much of a difference.

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Delusion is self inflicted

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So are you saying religion is delusion because people choose to follow the religion of their choice?
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Yes
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