Which religions claim you are worm food when you die? Your physical body yes, but most of them think some kind of spirit survives or is reincarnated.
I was speaking in general terms but if you take some time and do some research, you would be surprised at how many religions either don’t assert an afterlife or have the concept but it’s not central or even very important to their creed.
Did you know that Judiasm was one of those religions which did not have an afterlife and that in some of it’s sects, this persisted up to the 1st Century CE? (The Sadducees were the most notable example of that.)
You are sounding like a skeptic here.
And on a forum promoted by a skeptical organization dedicated to promoting rational skepticism and inhabited in the main by skeptics, you expected what?
Where does this skepticism come from? From science?
A lack of credible evidence for the existance of gods.
Or maybe some people like Socrates are just born to question everything and have a hard time accepting things even when many people around them have no problem accepting it. I think people with this natural skepticism have always been in the minority.
So what? Just because a majority find it easier to cop out and “Just believe” doesn’t make it right.
Maybe even without science some people would be naturally critically thinking enough to realize these benefits. That’s assuming that people would be able to tell the difference between natural and supernatural without science.
1) There is no such thing as the supernatural. If it exists, it’s a part of nature. That would include any god or gods and any phenomenon we don’t understand so we just call it supernatural.
2) A false belief which gives you comfort is still a false belief. A fantasy which makes you feel good is still a fantasy. It’s not real.