I have no time to be here but I just read this quote, and thought I’d throw it out for consideration.
What have ye to say?
Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything — anything — be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in. -Sam Harris, author (1967-)
edited to add the rest of my thoughts that I didn’t have time for earlier:
I thought the first sentence was quite ironic. His point was, I believe, that such things have the obvious signs of having been created by men. Bingo! I agree.
And plants and animals, with their incredibly intricate workings, are obviously NOT created by men, but by the same reasoning, since they have a very definite, purposeful design, they certainly do point to a creator.
That sentence just pretty much shoots his whole atheistic viewpoint in the foot, to my way of thinking.