has creatively invented
various mythological and religious belief systems
to provide a psychological means
to cope with the inevitable and inescapable fate of all living things
Freethinker: : one that forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially : one who doubts or denies religious dogma By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. Richard Dawkins, in "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder,"