The attraction of religion


A few reasons why religion attracts so many people:

1. “Ultimate Reality” – “This is the real truth. The rest is either a lie, or just parts of the truth.”

2. Membership – “You’re not alone anymore.”

3. Identity – “I finally know who I really am and how I fit into the Greater Scheme of Things.”

4. Community – “We’re all brothers and sisters in spirit.”

5. The promise of, and potential for, self-improvement

Any one of these reasons is good enough to attract people to a group or an organisation or a movement. Combine all the above and more, and you have yourself a powerful people magnet.