If we encountered someone who claimed to talk to an invisible magical friend all the time, who obsessively repeated certain magical rituals to insure his own future luck and protection, and who possessed delusions of an evil conspiracy of demonic monsters who were out to get him, how long would it take to get him institutionalized? Not long really, and yet such is the exact condition of the religious among us who not only claim what could only be diagnosed as psychotic delusions and beliefs but strut around bragging about them and even work to spread them to others. I guess it would be too impractical to institutionalize ALL religious people since they appear to be in majority. So we let them go off and build churches and temples for themselves, let them gather together every week to have pep rallies about their magical beings, and even grant them tax exemptions. We call it something fancy like "freedom of religion." But what's really going on here? Is the asylum being run by the inmates?