Just as young children are more influenced by the world of the five senses than by the conclusions of reason, so many whose adulthood is still largely physical rather than mental are more influenced by what they see, hear, and feel, rather than by reason or intuition. Such persons are far from being ready for philosophy and could never give assent to its teachings. They lack discrimination and are led by appearances. They are impressed by "signs," that is, physical miracles, cures, and demonstrations, as proof of God-given power. Few of them would be willing to forsake their ego-directed lives and take to the way of living which Jesus--in contradistinction from his Church--really preached. But all of them may make excellent followers of an inwardly devitalized mass religion.
-- Notebooks Category 17: The Religious Urge > Chapter 1: Origin, Purpose of Religions > # 254