Stan's post regarding man creating God, etc. might be better served in a separate post on a subject that has bothered me for years:
If there is no God, what are those people doing?
I am lucky enough to have been a part of a couple of churches that included many smart, vibrant, committed Christians who were a great representation of their faith. I have also been a part of church groups that were the opposite.
In the former, glib pastors wax eloquently and passionately, the young music director leads hymns and choruses with his eyes closed and his hands raised high in worship and about 1 out of 10 of the congregation also raise at least one hand to the sky with their eyes also closed. Here and there a tear is shed.
The pastor then engages the congregation to drive home a new idea that will serve as spiritual manna for the next week, when the process is repeated.
To borrow a phrase from my old friend: "Wait a freakin' minute!"
What are those people doing?