You're decontextualizing what I said. That's what I said, the rest of the paragraph from which you quoted: And that's all fine and well: as long as we talk about things that we don't consider as contextualizing our own mind (and our own existence in general). Religion/spirituality, however, typically offer statements that, at least nominally, contextualize our mind (and our existence as a whole). And one cannot use one's own mind to choose to believe what one's own mind is about - at least not as long as one wishes to remain consistent and sane. I'm talking about what one can and cannot talk about if one is to remain consistent and sane. I don't share your bad faith about God and us. Nonsense. You're evading my point. The idea that one can use one's own mind (and that one's mind is one's own) to ascertain what is Absolute Truth, to ascertain which religion is the right one and which ones are wrong - that is probably the biggest ego boost around. "I know which theistic religion teaches the truth about God, and I can ascertain this with my own mind, I am so able and so wonderful, and I get to take the whole credit for it!" That's ego maintenance. Imagine, for a second, how deflating it would be for you to consider that your understanding of religion was given to you by God, and that you can't take any credit for it. To quote myself again, for you too: You wish.