How to Pick a Religion

  1. Are its claims true, evidence-based and sensible?
  2. Do people who subscribe to this religion behave better than average?
  3. Are people who subscribe to this religion happier than average?
  4. Do those running the religion extract more money from the congregation than would be needed for operating expenses?
  5. Does it adjust to changing conditions?
  6. Does it have rituals, foods and clothing you can live with?

In my experience, nearly every single religion fails on point (1). I found one, which does not bill itself as a religion, Living Love, that meets the criteria, but it is effectively defunct.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)