[Retitled] Why I don't think god exists: Open for debate Earliest man (pre homo sapiens) experienced his reality without the understanding of the forces of nature we take for granted. He saw rain, lightning, the sun, the moon, and other phenomenon that we now know are governed by permanent, and more often than not complex natural interactions. Although through no fault of his own, his lack of knowledge precluded the possibility to rationally explain these phenomenon so he did the only thing he could: he concluded that they must be driven by supernatural forces. Cave paintings and other archeological and anthropological evidence strongly suggest that not only did early humanity assume the sun and rain were supernatural but that each was a sentient, thinking being. Thus the sun was the sun spirit, the lighting was the lighting spirit and so on and so forth. Among historical circles this point is relatively uncontested (please don’t let that stop you from offering arguments against it). Here’s where my personal opinion enters the picture. I think that as humanity developed into complex civilizations this conception of supernatural forces evolved and became more sophisticated as well. Spirits led to idols, idols to polytheistic deities, and finally to the concept of a singular god -- with all manner of variation and blending of belief in between. Books were written to record all known information and interpretation on the spiritual world, and those books passed through the ages. The famous decedents of these early books are of course the Torah, the Koran, the Bible, the Rig Veda and other less influential works. So the point of this little excursion through my personal interpretation of history – It is my solid belief that all religions, all theology, the belief in god itself is linked all the way back to that first caveman who couldn’t understand his world and was forced to make incorrect assumptions.