Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

Patrick H
Gormley


YOU NEED TO PERCEIVE TO KNOW - HOW THIS HINTS THAT GOD IS UNLIKELY TO EXIST

We know that we perceive. Sometimes we know what we perceive. Sometimes we know that what we perceive is right or the truth.

What if I know I perceive that there is or is no God? What if I know that I perceive that it does matter? What if I know that I perceive that it does not matter? Which of these knowings is the most valid and the best? The answer is that all perceiving of truth is valid and the best.

However if I know 1000 things and one of them is wrong then it follows that I do not really know it. So knowing depends on my head and on the truth being actually the truth. So there are two ingredients of knowing: knowing in my head (internal) and the claimed truth being true (external). So knowing in myself is important but not as important as the matter being correct as in fact. What external knowledge is the best?  The external comes first. Truth comes first. To disagree is just to tell people to be selfish and to be threats to truth and you will wonder why soon you end up trusting nobody!
Perception leads to knowing. 

What external knowledge is the best? Which one is the best for me to actually know? 

Here are the options.

1, I KNOW THERE IS A GOD. 2, I KNOW THERE IS NO GOD. 3, I KNOW IT DOES NOT MATTER.

3 is out for it makes not sense to say God by definition the source of all does not matter. To say God does not matter denies he is God so it is not practically or significantly different from 2.

When you have three and it does not matter which of them is fact for fact is fact and two of them declare that God should be dropped then choosing 1 is choosing the least unlikely.

Back to our options. Leaving aside the fact that the truth no matter what it is or how revolting or otherwise it tastes is always the best, which of the three perceptions has the most value?

1, I KNOW THERE IS A GOD. 2, I KNOW THERE IS NO GOD. 3, I KNOW IT DOES NOT MATTER.

What internal knowledge is the best? As it is internal knowledge I can think it is any of them and I can do that randomly.  Which one is the best for me to think I know?  Not 1 for that chooses God who is to be worshipped as a lottery.  2 and 3 both deny that God is God and to be adored.

They all deny God in a way so if God gave us perception then why is it telling us to dump him?