Religious “beliefs” are important in that they serve an important function just like an instructional manual on how to fly is important.
However, once you have learned how to fly, the instruction manual is no longer needed - because it has served its purpose.
Imagine a pilot who spent his whole flying career just studying the manual, while at the same time critiquing and even criticising those who are flying above -because they are not following the manual.
Little realising that; once you know how to fly you no longer need to learn how to fly because you have now earned your “poetic” licence.
It was Pablo Picasso who once said, "Learn the rules like a Pro, so you can break them like an Artist".
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