… from The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by Andre Comte-Sponville
- The weakness of the opposing arguments, the so-called proofs of God’s existence
- Common experience: If God existed, he should be easier to see or sense.
- My refusal to explain something I cannot understand by something I understand even less.
- The enormity of evil.
- The mediocrity of mankind.
- Last but not least, the fact that God corresponds so perfectly to our wishes that there is every reason to think he was invented to fulfill them, at least in fantasy; this makes religion an illusion in the Freudian sense of the term.