This depends very much on the basis of religious life. If the basis of religious life is founded on the individual, then yes. There will be despair from the religious life based on people.
But there can be despair in religious life based on foundations if these foundations are not grounded in reality.
Thus, the religious life that does not generate despair, must have its foundation linked to reality.
The next question is. What is reality? Going on a philosophical side would only waste time. For reality is merely the physical factors that man lives.
We drink water so as not to die of thirst. We eat to have energy for the functioning of the body. This is reality. There is no philosophical ideology that determines that it is possible to live without water, or without food.
Nor does it define religion that says the same. Thus, religion must have foundations of ideals, based on physical concepts.
And in this case there is no despair in the correct concept of religion based on ideals and physical concepts of reality.
Ideologies, and concepts of relative truth, are fundamentally contrary to each other, and underlie diversity of ideas, which somewhere are against each other.
And all seek to escape, to a greater or lesser degree, from the physical concepts of reality. So an ideology is nothing but a religion without the physical foundations of reality.
Therefore, in order not to despair of religious life, it must be based on an immutable reality. For those who think that this doesn't exist, I recommend looking for variations on the laws of the universe.
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