See, in the KGB prison cells even the most hardened anti-religion types prayed to God. I know because I saw it myself; all of them magically stopped thinking religion is "bullshit" and got on their knees and prayed. Not to themselves and their "amazing self-discovery", nor to Ayn Rand or Hayek, no, they prayed to God they badmouthed all their lives. Same on the battlefield. I know my share of war vets (not from one country but various). Most of them discovered God in the battlefield. BTW, don't you find it somewhat arrogant and presumptuous calling somebody's belief "bullshit"? This implies that I'm inferior to you intellectually, which could be the case, of course, but, by the same token, it may not be so. My mentor A. I. Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize winner, was Orthodox Christian like myself. Was he also an intellectually inferior being, who, in his obscurantist ignorance, believed in "bullshit"? Or a dozen of world renown scientists from Russian State Academy of Science that I personally know and who are practicing Orthodox Christians? Are they also "bullshit worshippers"? Was Dostoyevsky an ignorant, mentally challenged mouth-breathing Bible thumper? What makes you think that the worldview of all the people I mentioned above is in any way inferior to yours? Or, for that matter, why are you so sure that yours truly is somehow so inferior to you intellectually that you feel perfectly justified addressing the person you never met in that arrogant, paternalistic manner, calling his beliefs"bullshit" and exuberantly stating that this person is "completely missing the point", as if you were the sole possessor of this alleged "point", the only "point" that is correct? I think we should avoid any attempt at intellectual arrogance (intellectual stalinism?) in our interactions with others, sometimes it may turn against us and expose our own intellectual weaknesses.I like this beautiful optimism, but I think that it is not caused by belief in any well known religion. If you can't find this in yourself, and you ascribe it to a religion, you are completely missing the point of self discovery. Nevertheless, if believing in bullshit makes your life more rewarding, please do so!