Shocked to agree for once with our Apu on this, but you are posing a straw argument.Hi folks – Hot enough for everyone? Good article and relevant to many of our discussions:Nick
Spencer begins his spirited history of atheism with a fairy tale. Once upon a time, people lived in ignorant superstition, offering sacrifices to monsters in the sky. Then some clever folks used special weapons called “science” and “reason” to show that the monsters had never really existed in the first place. Some of these clever folks were killed for daring to say this, but they persevered, and now only really stupid people believe in the monsters.
What your verbiage is describing is pre-scientific thinking, not religion.
Religion starts with a certainty, but it doesnt prove that certainty. It simply declares it. Its theological process is not scientific in any way, nor does it ever claim to be. "God" calls out. Man's organized response to that calling is what religion is.