Here are other thoughtful insightful and/or humorous takes on belief in God:

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the { the "Old Testament" } is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my own part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel. . . . When I see throughout the greatest part of this book { the "Old Testament" }, scarcely anything but a history of the grossest vices, and a collection of the most paltry and contemptible tales, I cannot dishonour my Creator by calling it by his name.
        Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, Ch. VII.

George Bernard Shaw wrote:
        "The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."

Doug McLeod "I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence."

Who knows who said:
        "Philosophy deals with questions that may never be answered.
        Religion deals with answers that may never be questioned."

Steven Weinberg said "With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."

Ferdinand Magellan said:"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church."

outsanding YouTube videos :

If I were a great British former comedian
and now internet sensation, like Pat Condell,
this is the way I would summarize the
contents of this web page, in 4 minutes:

and here's another brilliant video
by the British satirist, Pat Condell:

Here's an excellent article on the future of belief vs. disbelief.

What kind of God do you love?

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