Gideon, you have to realize that each one of us had to deal with the unknown during our life time. Issues such as life and death bring the need for control. The only way that one can't reject control is when it comes from the unknown with a stamp of approval by people that are considered to be knowledgeable. This helped man's creation of religion. Take it or leave it while we all know the end, some people believe that there is a right way and there is a wrong way to get there. Some day, we will all know the answer - will we?
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy