The first three months of my child's life weren't the fairy tale I thought they would be. I was more exhausted then I had ever been and I was also sad. I didn't feel pure joy. I remember pure fear.
Religion may be many different things. Yet, at its core, it serves the same function as tranquillizers. It is a downer.
When people feel ill or even fearful of illness, they want relief, and they want it quickly. So we give them pills.