Does it matter?
It is good to seek understanding of our universe and how it relates to a possible deity. However, does this never-ending discussion about God change the way we should live? I'm not talking about opinions on specific issues such as abortion or the death penalty. Rather, I'm talking about service. Is it right for me to have so much while others have so little? Is the aesthetic life meaningful or beneficial? Regardless of religious belief, shouldn't we be more focused on helping others instead of debating God? One only needs to look at Africa, Honduras or the homeless shelter in their town to see the struggle with poverty, disease and hunger. Let me be clear that I am not saying that atheists are immoral. That would be an ignorant statement to say that atheists lack ethics. My problem is that I don't see the point in debating, discussing and evangelizing while so many people suffer.
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." (CS Lewis)
"A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading." (CS Lewis)