But should we deny the gods to those who do need them? After all, wasn't it the belief in gods that gave humans hope and comfort back during those ages of darkness when none understood the tongues of mysterious white fire lashing across the sky? Wasn't it from the belief in gods that many have drawn the inspiration to create the most beautiful works of humanity?
On one hand: The very human need to believe in gods moves one dangerously close to those who would exploit this need. The worst bigots of the world are holding Bibles and Korans and other books that may be extremely beautiful as works of literature but are nevertheless unspeakably hideous as moral codes. The need to believe makes us gullible.
On the other hand: Should we not then destroy those who would exploit this need rather than deny the need exists?
Perhaps at this point I should reconsider my position. Not because I have started believing in gods again, but because I'm starting to see that humanity still has a use for gods. Even if we as a species survive our own immaturity and go on to become as unto gods ourselves, the unknown will still be there. There will always be tongues of mysterious white fire lashing across the sky.