I've always found more amusement in god paradox:
"Would god be able to create a stone so heavy that he himself couldn't lift?" This pokes at the logical impossibility of omnipotent beings. Meaning that god either _cannot_ create a stone that he cannot lift or that he can create a stone that he _cannot_ lift. So either way theirs something that he cannot do, thus not making him almighty and all powerful.
Anyways, to be entirely fair their are some pretty clever logic "hacks" that can be applied to "prove" the counter. Such as "sure, god is so powerful he can create the rock, remove his omnipotence and then he would not be able to lift the rock". However, a quick security patch on the original paradox would be to append "without surrendering his omnipotence". Now go ahead and try and root that box
Look, all i've done in this thread so far is post a link to the Zeitgeist movie (which i could honestly care less about part 1-2 (religion and 9-11), but part 3 regarding a fiat based monetary system (that we use) regulated by central banks operating on a fractional reserve system is just mind blowing). So i have yet to express my personal views on this subject which i will now do.
Over the years I've found myself becoming increasingly more spiritual while becoming increasingly less religious. I've found great peace from my spirituality while rejecting any and all organized religion. First of all i find it important to realize that their is a difference between spirituality and religion and they are by no definition synonymous.
I don't believe in a god. I believe in and have infinite respect for the void (aka, the null, 0x00, the lack of existence) and the endless spiritual mysteries associated with it.
I don't believe in the concept of a soul. I believe in existence and non-existence. I believe that we have always existed as energy (or some unfathomable force) since the creation of the universe/multi-verse and thus we are all connected through this energy and once we cease with our current existence we will return to the universe/multi-verse as the energy that we have always been and maybe perhaps one day we will become one with the void.
I don't believe in a heaven, hell or any afterlife. I think i covered the majority of this in the previous paragraph. To extend on it a bit, i think hell is not a place you go for being a heathen but it's the failure to work at achieving your lives greatest ambition.
I don't trust organized religions. More blood has been spilled in the name of the Christian religion then any other religion in history. The occurrence of the rise of violence in the name of rogue and mini-large theocracy (mainly that of the sharia) in the middle east is nothing but yet another of history reiterating through a different culture. I believe that Karl Marx got it right when he said "Religion is the opiate of the masses". Organized religion has also proven throughout time to be the greatest way to control masses, which even dates back to the "priest hood" of the ancient aztecs (lol, we found their tunnels to the "afterlife", silleh no0bs) to ancient "Alchemists" making gold out of whatever they threw in a pot and waved their hands over (o0ps, we found their rigged pots too, silleh control hungry no0bs, their all alike)