“The way I see it, it doesn’t matter what you believe, just so you’re sincere.” -Charles M. Schulz.
I’m not so sure about that.
I once knew a man who sincerely believed that every other resident in his apartment building had been placed there for the sole purpose of spying on him.
People who invested their money with Bernie Madoff sincerely believed their money was safe.
Neville Chamberlain sincerely believed he had achieved “peace for our time” when he signed a pact with Adolf Hitler on September 30, 1938.
Why would we expect sincerity based on delusion or wishful thinking to have any better results in the spiritual realm?