To me, the number of religions, and divisions thereof, as well as the number of cults and varying views on the supernatural is mentally staggering. Reading the religious posts and comments on the numerous forums creates in me a certain mind weariness. The opposing beliefs on God and the supernatural that people have is atonishing and I can see how unbelievers could consider the volumes of differing beliefs and opinions as some form of psychosis or mental crutch that humans devise to create coping mechanisms.
If I wasn’t a believer, I would most certainly agree. But I am a believer. I have been aware of a greater supernatural force since a small child, and well before I was ever introduced to the concepts of church doctrines. Why? Why do I believe despite it all? Does this belief come from God, or the God gene?