Usually, when one really knows what appears to be true, he will in no way get angry or defensive when he is challenged. As I've said many times, if I told you that automobiles are non-existent, or that electricity is just one's imagination, you would in no way feel like socking me on the jaw. But if I'd challenge your political or religious beliefs - or Madame Blavatsky, or Castaneda, I might not have to see a dentist any more.
Right now, a lot of people hate President Bush, but I cannot, for I have no way of personally examining the type of intelligence and evidence, that led him to make a decision to declare war on Iraq. Naturally, I lamented that decision, but I'm not a member of the inner circle. So, when I admit my ignorance of these matters, the bees angrily leave the hive and start stinging me.
And now for another riddle. Why would no one get angry or defensive with me if I'd tell them that Saddam Hussein was a sissy? They'd just laugh me out of existence, for regardless of whether the government should've gone to Iraq or not, what Saddam Hussein is as self-evident as electricity, autos, the sun, and the moon.
Therefore, if we're not going to weaken Man's will to idolize belief and guessing over real facts, we'd do well to go fishing or undertake some other pastime helping us to quit fretting over conditions we can't control. I, myself, am always researching the role of Ancient India in antedeluvian times and tracking down religious myths. That's my way of "fishing."