This, here, is why Athiests [sic] are the least liked segment of America. You seem incapable of discussing your lack of faith without insulting those of us with faith in the Divine. You tell us that belief in God (or Gods) is foolishness.
So it is worse to call somebody a fool than to threaten them with eternal damnation, or torture in hell? Or reincarnation as a dog? Most religions I know of do not speak to kindly of non-believers. And some even follow that up with actions.
I am not a fool, nor do I insult you for your lack of faith.
Just as me, you _think_ you're not a fool (Please keep reading to the last paragraph - more explanation there). And I am sorry if you feel insulted, but I *really* can't take the belief in god any more serious than the belief in gnomes.
I look at the complex interplay of the physical laws of our universe and the infinitismal chance that they would all align with the requisite exactitude to create the necessary conditions for the devlopment of intelligent life and see that as evidence of some Divinity which has, at the very least, set this all in motion.
Elementary probability theory: the change of something happening is always 1 after it happened. The chance of my mom meeting my dad is 1, because if they hadn't, I wouldn't be here to calculate the chance. The chance of having rolled any series of dice is 1, but the chance of rolling the same series again is 1/6 * 1/6 etc.
If that makes me a fool, then a good number of humanities best and brightest are also fools.
I totally agree! There a lot people a lot smarter and better than me that are fools. That is because a certain level of foolishness is needed to operate properly, to motivate yourself and others, etc. The Dutch writer Matthijs van Boxsel turned the need for foolishness (or as he calls it, stupidity)
into a lifelong study. An English translation of his magnum opus is available on Amazon.