Explain if a person get by in life without developing an active relationship with God through prayer and receiving the Sacraments frequently.

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I think that a potential quick answer to this question is that people already do.  There are people who "get by in life without developing an active relationship with God through prayer and receiving the Sacraments frequently."  I think that the question operates on a faulty premise in that people do "get by" already and have not done what is being asked in the question.  It makes the presumption that religion is on the same level as oxygen, and while many would view it as such, I am not entirely certain that one can make the link that it is.  As previously pointed out in the previous post, I think that the other element in this question is that others believe in earnest that their religious traditions are as much needed to "get by" than those who would feel the vital importance of...

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