Book Review -
The Varieties of scientific experience: A personal view for the search for God - Carl Sagan
***Disclaimer - Strong opinions - ignore if you disagree... as simple as that
When I look around me I feel in awe of this advanced world. There is so much intelligence around, I feel honored to even coexist the Earth with people like Elon Musk, and then I see the overzealous, religious fools who believe in very many things, and I wonder, how can that be? How can a bunch has an evolved intellect and a bunch doesn't. Why do a bunch of people follow the thousand-year-old traditions/scriptures/customs/rituals/gods and superstitions without ever questioning why...
It is quite perplexing.
How can a part of the world believe that Brahma is the creator of the world and then there is a god with an elephant head... and the rest of the world has no clue about these so-called creators... if they are gods then how come they didn't make themselves be known everywhere around?
Our toes, thumbs, eyes everything is a result of evolution... so how can the deities that people worship look like us? If people can believe that God created everything... and when asked what created god their answer is god doesn't need a creator... if they can believe this then why can't they digest the idea that the universe created itself... it didn't need a creator. How can people believe that there is an entity that created everything and also answers to prayers...
Did God create man? I think it is the other way round...man created God.
Very good arguments by Carl Sagan in this book, still better books are available on this topic... like the God Delusion and for that matter all books by Richard Dawkins.