I am sorry but I just dont have a strong enough faith that everything in this universe was created by random chance.
I wasn't going to add anything to this conversation but this coment got me interested.With all due respect, your comment implies that because of the complex nature of the universe (as a whole) that it couldn't have developed naturally. Here's my question... If not understanding the scope of the universe sways you away from evoultion, the big bang, etc., is there some evidence that draws you TO religion? Or is it just the easier explanation?I'm just wondering because I've always believed that people adopted religion because of this lack of knowlege of the things that surrounded them. Not being able to find their place amidst so much confusion led them to the one answer that could explain it all the easiest, that being religion. I mean, think about it. Kids dont' understand most of what we, as adults, do understand, so it's easy to convince them of anything (i.e. Santa Claus, monsters in the closet, hair will grow on their palm if they.. well, you know). Well, even many adults today don't have the mental capacity to understand a lot of things. Even the most brilliant scientists cant' explain most of what's going on out there, but they've made great strides in figuring out tons of them (i.e. mathmatics, physics, even the discovery of electricity). But look at the poeple who did figure these things out. They were geniuses! There aren't that many out there, and I'm sure that there are plenty of natural phenomena in the universe that even the smartest humans can never comprehend. But that doesn't mean it's not natural.My point is that I think most people still believe in religion for 2 reasons:1) It absolves us, as the most highly intellectual species on this planet, of having to figure out why we're here, where we came from, etc. Religion offers all of this to us in a nice package that was very well crafted for something that arose 2000 years ago (well, Christianity anyway).2) Most people have been raised, from the time they were able to comprehend speach, to believe in religion. It offered them a sense of community and family that isn't easy to give up. I should know, I was born, baptised, and raised Catholic. I finally made the decision to completley abandon my faith when I was about 27. It was tough. I was leaving something that offered comfort, but I just couldn't accept it anymore. It made no sense to me and I decided that religion wasn't something I could believe in anymore. I don't go spreading it around because I know it would upset members of my family, and I don't want that. They don't have to know, and I'm certainly not going to try to pursuade them that they are wrong, as I wouldn't with anyone else.Anyway, I'm rambling here. I was just curious as to your position based on your statement.