People perceive incidents differently. Some perceive the rain as a bless for Earth, others perceive it as a doom. Same goes for religion. Along our limited lives, we meet some people who decided to abandon religion, after being so strictly attached to it. It is not related to a certain religion, but it is a generic trend in humanity…
Human natural instinct pushes us to run away of whatever hurts us. With some people, certain incidents happen during their lives that cause tremendous pain, agony, grief and sadness. In some cases, this feeling turns into severe trauma, where our natural instinct pushes us out of that muddy feeling. It rescues us, by pushing us to abandon every single potential source of pain. In various cases, religion is the one of the first abandoned things. The reason goes back to the misinterpretation of religion. We misunderstand what religions oblige us to do, and how to do it. In our recent years, religions focus on the rituals rather than focusing on the spiritual philosophy behind.
Indeed, it is an intuitive first escape for such huge remorse sometimes. But in most cases, when the tough phases are over, and more quiet days start to come, things change. We realize that the abandon was an escape. It was fear of facing reality. It was weakness of seeing the right scale of things. This is a human’s first response to tremendous unbearable pain –> Escape.
In fact, in many cases, people return back to religion. Thus, this becomes the most powerful spiritual re-connection. You realize what is true, what is not. You figure out the abstract equation of life, and realize that from God, to God and through God everything works. It does not cause you pain for no reason. But on the other hand, it guides you on the hard times, as well as on the good times to reach inner peace.
Yes, people sometimes abandon their beliefs seeking relief. But after a while, they realize that relief lies within the abandoned beliefs. They find their path again to whatever was lost.