I always read that agnosticism is philosophically the most logical position since one can never be sure that God does not exist. My question is: how impossible does something have to be before you can be sure it doesn't exist? Take the Flying Spaghetti Monster; does anyone seriously doubt for a second that such a being doesn't really exist? Isn't that the point of FSM? There are infinitely many things that I cannot prove do not exist, but at some point the improbability of something is indistinguishable from impossibility. For me, God and the supernatural simply fall into the category of the impossibly improbable.
Now, we are led to believe that we must grant "God" the benefit of the doubt, but why? God, as most Abrahamic religions define him, has an impossible conglomeration of contradictory attributes (ie. God can do anything; including creating a universe that doesn't need a God to create it? God knows everything but man has free will. etc.) Since there are infinitely many things that may not exist why do I have to grant special dispensation to those particular concepts that religious people choose to believe? Just because they are too deluded to see that their pet belief is impossible, doesn't, for me, make it any different from any of the other impossible things I don't particularly want to wast my time arguing about. When does the unlikely become the unreal?
What is the foundation for religious belief? Personally, I think God was the hallucinatory delusion of Abraham who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Maybe, because people dream they think that that is an alternate reality and is where God resides. But what about the "World of War craft", do they believe that that world is an alternate reality that exists in another dimension? Is every book one reads, an alternate reality that exists on another plane? I just do not understand people's ability to accept beliefs that have no evidence of corporeal existence. All the imaginary worlds that I carry around in my head, only exist in my head, and when I die, they cease to exist, as do I.
When someone shares their delusional beliefs with me, I want to shout: "Get Real!" Can you really believe something so inane? I think it was Aristotle who said: There is no idea so patently absurd that someone won't believe it. And it just may be possible that pigs can fly, too.