Religion is not inherent in us. God was not discovered. Evidence of God was not dug up from the Earth. God was not observed on this Earth nor by
looking outward from the Earth into the sky. God was a fantasy of a man. That man shared his fantasy. Perhaps not the first fictional story teller, but no
other story was quite like his. He either presented it to others as a living truth, or someone else passed it on as a truth. And then it was expounded on
more and more over time. Fire was discovered. It was not shared with others as a fantasy. When others claimed to have seen it, eventually their story
was proven to the world with physical evidence. The same goes with any other natural phenomenon.
I remember as a small child being witness to religious practices by my family and others. The feeling I had was unmistakable. I knew in my gut that this
was not natural. Even into my teens I always had the same feeling, just like that feeling you have when a mentally ill person is in your presence. I later
became a christian because I did not understand the world around me. And I reached for the only answer that was taught to me as a truth by those who
raised me. But in that time that feeling was always with me. My natural instincts knew this wasn't right. This feeling is inherent in me. God is not.
God is a fantasy. To share this fantasy as a living truth is to lie. And so God is a lie.
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia