I'm going to start out by telling anyone who reads this thread to read it in a calm and collected manner. Your will and your interpretation of what I'm saying can be so misconstrued through your own eyes that you can read this as if I'm belittling your or your faith. I'm not doing that. I'm merely giving evidence of my point and if you don't agree with me, that's your free will to do so. But if you respond to this, please do so in a respectful manner. Now that I have that out of the way, I'll begin. There is no such thing as God, however, "God" is proof that the human mind and the collection of human minds together can create anything. If you put your will to it, you can create literally anything. Gods, miracles, acts of immense greatness, or acts of unspeakable evil. It's all the will of man, not God. You can look at loads of religions and see the same archetype of religious people in the ancient Egyptian god Horus. Horus was born to a virgin mother on December 25th, he was crucified then raised from his tomb after three days. He turned water into wine, healed the sick, made the blind man see, his foster father was from royalty (foster father because his real father was divine), and his mother and foster father had to flee their country and go into hiding so that he wasn't murdered as an infant. He was referred to as the Son of God, the Light of the World, The Anointed One, The Lamb of God, etc. He was baptized at the age 30, had 12 disciples, a star in the east signified his birth. You can see all of that in Jesus, Attis, Krishna, Dionysus, Mithra, Zoroaster, Bali, Thor, and many many more. So, either all of these gods are exactly the same being that's been lying to us through thousands of different religions, or there is actually no such thing as God. I subscribe to the latter. The fact of the matter is you can figure out why all of these gods have the same attributes if you look at the stars. The star in the east that everyone sees is Sirius. On December 24th, it lines up with the three brightest stars of Orion's belt and they all point to exactly where the sun rises. The three stars are called (of course) The Three Kings. The birth of the sun(son) on December 25th. This is supported by the fact that all of the other gods are referred to as "the LIGHT of the world" and "the SUN of god." Their virgin mother is none other than the constellation Virgo "The VIRGIN." And as far as the death for three days goes, that can be explained by looking at the sky as well. As the world rotates, the sun shines in the sky in the sky less and less. From December 22nd till December 25th the sun hangs in the sky not moving either north or south for three days. After the third day, the sun will begin to remain in the sky for longer and longer. Thus the rebirth after the third day. Now, for you church going people reading this, let me ask you if you've ever felt the presence of God. If you've ever actually felt the energy that can only be described as God? If you have, has it always been when the people at the gathering were singing, crying, and just otherwise really feeling the moment? Maybe speaking in tongues and dancing all about? I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. Have you ever felt God when you've just been sitting quietly in church listening to the person giving the church service? We are the exact same decaying, organic material as everything else. We are linked to other people and animals through our soul. Our life spark. The energy that lets us live. We can feel that energy whenever we're near other people. There are groups of people all over the world that will meditate at exactly the same time and those people say that they can feel the overwhelming power of everyone else that's meditating. That's not God. That's people. The more in tune with other people, the more energy you feel. You are your own god. We've all heard the phrase "Where there's a will, there's a way." And it's absolutely true. You can do literally anything that you set your mind to and the only thing that can ever stop you is you. No one can bring you down unless you let them. No one can stop you if you're determined enough and if you believe in yourself hard enough. Now, after you've read this, if you even have, I want you to ponder on this for awhile before you respond. I don't want your initial response, I'm looking for well thought out responses. And my final question to you is, if you subscribe to any religion, what makes you so sure that your god even exists, and if so, how can you see the proof everywhere you look that it doesn't, and still continue to have completely blind faith?