If the mechanisms of evolution are just imagination, then isn’t religion also just the imagination of some sages?
A comment of yours from the article ‘atheism refuted’: “And even if somebody could imagine some mechanism involving natural selection by which certain complex features in some organisms came up, that doesn’t at all prove that it happened that day. That is imagination at work, not science at work.” – Well said, then pray tell, why don’t you say that the Bhagvada Gita and the entire Hindu philosophy was the combined imaginations of a group of really clever and intelligent sages? Maybe all the Hindu, Christian, Islamic Gods are nothing more than the imagination of clever humans!
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this same question was asked by my friend ,who thought that all this sastras ,rituals ,conception of god with different forms , are just some kind of imagination done by our ancient intelligent sages ,just for the sake of maintaining morality ,peace and ethics ,by making the society more civilized ,by making them worshiping someone ,so that they don’t exploit nature unneccesarily . even though this may be true to a certain extent that religion brings about peace ,if followed properly ,but this kind of conceptions as mentioned above that some people have is like covered atheism , which just tries to remove god out from the picture .