headhonchoII wrote:I know the truth as in there is absolutely no evidence for any supernatural intervention in the universe or in our daily life. None...diddly...squat. Everybody who has ever lived has died in the end in the same way.
Yup. Sure, there could be something
supernatural out there, but given that there's not an iota of evidence or reasoning supporting the existence of such, I have no cause to believe in the supernatural.
Plus the idea of a supernatural being that we worship, I don't get that. What is worship? Why do we need to worship something?
Probably stems from random violent events in the past (e.g. lightning strikes, volcanic eruptions), and ancient people thinking that they are signs of angry spirits that need to be appeased. The worship would be part of the appeasement, since humans would ascribe human qualities to the spirits. People like to be worshipped, fed, pampered (privileges we all experienced as infants, by the way).
Humans are pattern-seeking animals. We're not content with "It just happened randomly". We want to know why. The primitive human mind sought answers through concepts like spirits, deities, rituals and magic, since they didn't have the tools to seek the real reasons. Now we have science.