Obviously I am painting religious people with a very broad brush, but it seems to me that most of them choose a particular god because it was the one their parents and family taught them was real, or perhaps because it better reflects the world as they want it to be (in the case of conversions).
Those are *not* the reasons I use to reject those gods.
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr.
Please don’t take the above to condone the attitude that feeling something makes it true (the fallacy of emotional reasoning).
But instead take it to imply that “virtue” (in Aristotle’s sense – arete) requires meshing with one’s heart in addition to one’s head.
It may manifest in less time wasted, more fears overcome, and kinder interactions with others.
But in this case, thinking it’s true won’t necessarily bring this about – it’s more of a “gut level” thing.