I worked with a woman like this. Not the brightest crayon in the box, that's for sure. The gal I knew had a rough life and I guess the only way she could cope with it was to immerse herself in a religion that allowed for some pretty far out magical thinking. She could pretend that God was gonna get her that refrigerator when her husband drank and gambled away their money. She could play Christmas music all year long and pretend that Santa and God were kind of the same thing. She could ignore the fact that her kids were failing in school and getting into all kinds of trouble...God will take care of it. She could deliciously scare herself with the thought that demons were around every corner and out to get her...but she knew Santa/God and his son, Jesus (who was the husband she really wanted) would protect her if she just clicked her heals together three times and repeated some magic God words over and over. I also know she thought that if she had enough faith, that God/Jesus/Santa would take care of any medical problems she had. It was sad/annoying/laughable in about equal parts.
As I typed this, flashes of JW thinking came to mind. Witnesses in general aren't as dramatic and outwardly fruitcakey as these people, but the belief system is just as kooky. God/Jesus/the GB are watching over us and protecting us...if we're good enough and if they feel like we're important enough to the cause, that is. Sometimes, when the moon is right and the stars are in proper alignment, they will even send us money floating across the street on a breeze just as the car runs out of gas on a deserted dirt road. Demons are out to get us at all times and lie in wait inside of musty garage sale items and smurf dolls to attack us and try to gain control of our minds. AND If we sell enough mags and books, plant enough troof "seeds", don't have extramarital sex or touch ourselves too much, attend all the meetings and stay away from BLOOD, we'll get to live forever and take over the world. Yup, yup, yup...that's not insane at all. LOL