As we're currently in the mood for philosophical discourse and I'd love to see more of it, I'm taking the opportunity to instigate a religious debate. So, without further ado, let us depart into the world of frantic conflict, false claims, logical fallacies and really big words, shall we? Now, as the standard issue pompous opening vignette, the words of a Roman philosopher: What I want to exemplify by this quote is that belief in a higher power has existed for as long as there has been mankind. It is impossible to study history of ancient civilisations without understanding their religious beliefs, and more often than not, the religious conflicts that sparked/destroyed that civilisation. There is even archaeological evidence suggesting that the Neanderthals buried their dead as part of a religious ritual, meaning that religious practice is truly ancient. This, of course, doesn't prove or disprove anything. Nothing is more "right" because people started doing it a long time ago. Tradition itself cannot justify shit. Now, no matter what creed we confess to, whether we are atheist, agnostic or downright fundamentalist in our beliefs, there is no denying that religion has, and is, playing a major role in contemporary society. The human trait to argue the will and character of God has always been there, and quite frankly seen nearly everywhere. In Western Society, the conflict between Christians and Muslims, as well as the quarrel within the various branches of Christendom (BAC's vs Catholics, Liberal Theology vs Conservative Theology, Westboro Baptist Church vs Everyone Else, etc). Prominent is also the conflict between secular humanists and religious fundamentalists, exemplified by the controversy surrounding conflicting issues such as the Theory of Evolution, Intelligent Design and Creationism. Right, so we have 6 billion people who cannot decide on who God is, or if he/she/it/they even exist. Wonderful. The question then arises if we could ever hope to solve the God problem. Needless to say, there have been attempts to both prove and disprove the existence of God through the means of logic, yet I find it hard to truly believe in any of those arguments. Also, if the universe was created through divine means, then this entity must have been supernatural in nature, and thus above all logic. As for my own views, I don't know. Given my constant doubts on the matter I prefer to call myself agnostic, because the only thing I can accept is that we cannot prove or disprove the existence of God. All we could ever do is to believe, and currently I simply don't feel compelled to have faith in any one deity. I sometimes have this weird crackpot idea that there is a God, that can manifest themselves in different forms and shapes, but I seriously don't know if I believe in that either. Where the hell am I going with this?