We really don't need a god to see the miraculous in our existence. Image credit: Ben Gilliland (with a little help from Michelangelo)
Which is the more impressive: a man who has become the CEO of a global company when, (a) His powerful dad created the company for him and installed him at the top, or, (b) he worked his way up from nothing after years of struggle? Obviously the answer is b.
So why are so many people more impressed by the idea that mankind was created by a god and installed at the head of Earth corp than the idea that we started from nothing and worked our way to where we are?
Why do we need religion to see miracles in the world around us, or to find significance in our existence? Let’s set aside the religionist creation story and examine how we really got to where we are now.