I wonder if Jack Handy has the answer. [:D][:D]
Anyways, to be perfectly honest, I still struggle with believing there is an actual figure called God or that there is an after life, etc. My scientific side tells me absolutely not and that religion in all forms was evolved by man himself as a way to explain existence. Some aspects seem rather silly when you think about it. George Carlin....who was quite outspoken against religion....did make a good point once. He basically said something like: Religion wants you to believe there is an invisible man looking down and watching everything you do. And if you break any of these 10 rules, he will cast you into a pit of fire where you will burn in agony for all eternity....but he loves you! While this was offered in the context of a comedy routine, it does make me step back a little bit and agree that the existence of a God and the religions based on these beliefs are far-fetched idea.
I was talking with an atheist once. This person brought up a point that is best described as depressing. We were talking about the possibility of an after life. He said to me "Do you remember anything before you were born?" Of course my answer was no. Then he said, "Well, that's exactly what it will be like when you die." That comment sorta stopped me in my tracks and made me think pretty hard about things. He could be right on the money.
Having said all that, I was raised Catholic. I don't follow it anymore but Catholicism is still ingrained in part of me. I still will "talk to God" on occasion. So maybe religion is simply one's own personal moral compass so to speak. I find that I'm content following my own "religion". My church is spending 5 to 6 hours out in the woods by myself contemplating all things life. Dare I say my church is way more beautiful than any bricks and mortar church you find on Main street? I would also argue, I'm spending way more time in "church" than the so-called real Catholics who practice religion 52 times a year!
Okay, so I diverted off the original question a little bit. If forced to say yes or no, I would say no but I hope it is true. I guess this is where ones faith has to kick in.