Perhaps religious faith functions as an adaptive mechanism,
in realms *pratique. *
In an unsure world - often marked by loss and limitation -
holding that there is life, beyond this world, where all needs
will be met - and where loss and limitation and death, itself,
will be no more - such faith may offer bracing certainties, in an unsure world.
Man’s need for God manifests - as a function of these very conditions, described above - which conditions God allows to exist, to begin with…so that man will turn to Him?
Either life is wholly absurd or it is not.
Existentialists would state that each man gives meaning
to his own life. *L’Homme révolté *- man in revolt, as Camus described man’s stance - in a universe that has no intrinsic meaning.
Man in revolt - against this very absurdity. Man flooding his life with meaning, in the face of the absurd.
Yet it matters little, which stance one takes -* vis a vis* deity,
in terms of the existence of Godhead.
Belief or disbelief has no effect, whatever, on the reality.
God exists or does not exist.
That one is born into a primarily Judeo-Christian culture,
where particular givens, about deity, may tend to be more
readily accepted - this, too, is not at all determinative,
when it comes to das Ding an sich. The thing in itself.
God exists, or He does not.