>>Forget religions for a moment, how many people do you think you could find on the planet that would sincerely swear they are certain God exists, as opposed to just believing, or thinking he might. It would be far too many to be explained away as just self delusion, or mental instability, brain washing, or whatever.<< Have been CERTAIN myself, and then continuing to have thought, learned and studied on it . . . and realized this certainty was an emotional rather than a logical thing, I know you are wrong. Religions mutate and come and go, peoples certainty at each moment that they KNOW the truth, is consistant.