Reading a Facebook discussion about the trip stones in Zen Buddhism, it occurred to me that my bias is pretty strong. Not 'right,' just strong. Based on some experience mixed with a bunch of taste, it goes like this:
All religious persuasions are lies waiting for adherents to winkle out the truth.
And what is the truth?
You can't know that without giving things a try ... without, in short, entering freely into a world of lies.
I honestly can't think of any other way to get a fershur bead on things.
Unless you want to be content with intellectual and emotional folderol ... in other words, unless you are satisfied with lies.