Monday, October 8, 2012 4:03:40 AM
"The one thing a religion requires is for it's followers to have faith in the accuracy and validity of the religion. In other words, they have to believe it`s real."
Not really. In most large religions there will be a number of followers with doubts, and a large number of people who follow for social reasons.
You take that to an extreme and you have Pastafarianism. The followers of which consider their religion is just as `real` and valid as any other religion, yet few of its followers really expect to end up drinking from beer volcanoes.