I wound up in a fairly long discussion of religion and beliefs tonight. This is paraphrased slightly from something I said:
I think the Deists are probably the closest to the mark.
Also, we were discussing beliefs and respect for them, and I came up with this analogy.
OK, so your god either exists or he doesn't. We can't prove it either way right now, but objectively one of those statements is going to be true.
And then this, which didn't go over too well:
Once you come to believe that there is no creator, then all potential-creators that people believe in are equally unlikely to you. God, Allah, Brahman, or intelligent monkeys who live on the moon-- to me they're interchangable, and all equally likely to exist.
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