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Comment 8 by Steve Zara

The idea of this is not to convert, but to show that not having a belief in their god, or indeed any creator is not a frightening step.

If I may re-use Richard's analogy, there can be a gentle path down "Mount Unbelievable" towards lesser levels of belief, not a sudden plummet into the (supposed) abyss of atheism.

This may lead believers to be more at ease with atheism, even if they don't choose that path.

That is to underestimate the power of the human mind to create a 'Half way down the Mountain' God.

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:03:40 UTC | #582376