Didn't you read the "Analogies" topic.
To your second post to me, after that one, "religion" itself isn't a delusion. It is the makeup, or basic principle wrapped around what "we" perceive to be the delusion: i.e. "god".
I mean, would you consider those who follow atheistic religions to be delusional?
You're pretending that 95% of the population is clinically depressed, I'm not. Or, you actually believe it, either way...
You're equating all, but your selected criteria, as being so, without any actual evidence, per person you're accusing of being "delusional". The average religious person, where I live in the southern US, doesn't act like that. They usually act like we're crazy or dismissive. That's denial, not delusion.
I hear voices. They don't tell me what to do, or have conversations with me. They are primarily what I feel are "echoes". Just yesterday I swear I heard someone call my name. I went to see, and nothing was there. I went back to what I was doing. I have even attempted to hear things with my ears with just thinking about a certain thing, and I heard something. Which is why I conclude they are "echoes".
Does that make me delusional? I'm hearing things? I must be. I mean, I don't think it's the devil or god or what not but how is that different from a person who does?
They try to explain it with religion, and I try to explain it with logic. We both use the crux we know.
That's the best way I can answer your question.
I never said "everyone" was the paraphrase. The paraphrase is reply #25, page 1:
You think the vast majority of people in the world need treatment and medication?
That's the paraphrase. Reply #27 is my OPINION of such a viewpoint.
Next time: quote me correctly.