Why I believe in God: I believe in God because I believe in evil. For evil to exist, there must be a relative standard of good. Evil is the absence of good just as darkness is the absence of light. That “Good” is God. I believe in God because I believe in imperfection. For imperfection to exist, there must be some comparative standard of absolute perfection that has not been met. That “Perfection” is God. I believe in God because I believe in falsehood. For falsehood to exist, there must be an absolute truth which is in irreconcilable conflict. That “Truth” is God. In short, I believe in God because I can clearly see the shady places where God displays less influence. And by His shadow I can plainly deduce His form.
You think religions are constant things? inflexible and solid and form full-grown? Religions evolve. They grow out of a need, just like any other natural phenomenon, and they follow the same natural laws. They are born, grown, have sons, and illegitimate sons, and die.