Also, there hasn't been a shred of evidence to suggest that a god exists. For all we know, WE, US, YOU, ME, are god ... a god that is just dreaming all of this up. There is some proof that this is more likely the case, whereas there is absolutely no proof that that religious god figure, some omnipotent deity, exists. I mean, when you sleep, you've experienced realistic realms filled with stuff and people, and you believed it was all real while experiencing it. Unless you can always know when you are experiencing a dream, you could be experiencing one right now .. all of this could be a dream.
Dreams are a very interesting topic, because what is proof and true within a dream? You might experience a dream where you are being chased by a rabid wolf, and you believe it to be real, and you may run from it. Yet, it's all a lie, fictitious, illusionary, none of it real what so ever. REAL may even be a lie. There may be no truths, except maybe just one.
When it comes to this god issue, I am an agnostic ... I just don't know. Until proof is acquired, I will not merely believe in or worship what may potentially be a lie, a false idol. If there is a god, and he/she demands to be acknowledged and worshiped, then he/she MUST show him/her self to me, prove to me, that they exist. I will not worship anything invented by MAN (or women). Now, I may have suspicions, beliefs, but that is all they are, and I do not worship suspicions or beliefs either. I can not and will not say something is so and true unless I have some proof that it is so and true.
The world belief really bothers me. When someone says they believe in something, THAT does not mean it is true. Thus, what I take issue with is, if it is a belief, just a belief, why do so many people ACT as if it is NOT a beleif, and play pretend that it really is TRUE? A belief is just a suspicion, nothing more, nothing less. Belief is not a substitute word for TRUTH ..when the evidence is lacking. I really do take issue with those that take a mere belief and go around acting as if it were a TRUTH. This is totally DECEPTIVE! It's a LIE. If someone believes there is a god, that is only their suspicion. But to go around ACTING as if a belief is true is living a LIE! To say GOD EXISTS is a BOLD OUTRIGHT DECEPTIVE LIE!!! To say something like GOD LOVES YOU is another lie. In fact, if a god does exist, he/she may take issue with those stuffing WORDS into that gods mouth. I know if I were an omnipotent deity, I certainly wouldn't want people going around proclaiming things I NEVER SAID.
This whole issue of god is so deceptive. I mean, if I were satan, and I wanted everyone to go to hell, I would invent a false idol and call it god and get everyone to worship that false idol, ha.
I have beliefs like everyone else, but I do not proclaim my beliefs are true, and I do not go around acting as if they are true. I need proof, first hand experience of something, before I can acknowledge the thing in question. And even then I remain suspicious. Even now I'm suspicious of our reality. Even though it appears REAL, I can not really proclaim all this really is REAL, because I've been fooled by non-lucid dreams before. All I can admit to is that it does APPEAR real, but that does not mean it is. For all we know, we could be in some kind of matrix right now. If a god does exist, and created all of this, then we really are in some kind of matrix .. some gods matrix.
Even truth can be an illusion, but when the evidence is lacking, such as any proof of a god, then I won't lie to you and say it is so. I reserve judgment until I KNOW something. To suspect or merely believe is not enough .. it's not even admissible evidence in court. And even when something appears true, it could still be a lie .. like that wolf that chased me in a dream months ago, ha.
You never know, when you die one day you may wake up and realize that all this was just a dream .. and you may not even be a humon .. you could be a gray alien dreaming all this, you could be a brain hooked to a machine, you could even be god him/her self just imagining all this.
You can see the dangers in playing make-believe, don't you?