I agree. So if we know that going in, our expectations will be lowered to the appropriate level, and we can stop expecting them to be perfect. The only religions that will still have trouble are the ones that raise the unreasonable expectations for themselves.
Well said, we all have to lie in the bed we make.
Religion fills a psychological need for some people, and that's what it should be there for - not as an infallible ticket-punching attendant for salvation.
I agree, I think that many people need a "religion" to put a "standard" on their faith, hopes and beliefs.
Some don't need that and that's fine, but others do, they need the fellowship that comes with an organized religion too.
Different strokes for different folks and all shoudl be respected, unless the law is being broken or lives are in danger.