What is God if no more than early mans way of describing things in nature that he could not understand or explained any other way? I am sure that when our primitive ancestors looked at the perfect balance of nature and all of the stars in the heavens, he would have assumed that there had to be a creator. Even our early human ancestors had the ability to create things, so it is easy to believe that they would assume everything must be created by something.
Mankind has just recently, in the last few hundred years or so, accepted the fact that we might not ever know everything. We could, and did answer most of the questions that we had about nature. Just because we have not asked the questions, does not mean that there is so much more to know. In fact, our brains may never gain the capacity to even ponder the most enlightening questions.
Early man and the generations of people after answered questions about nature the best way they could. The fact is, no one likes to admit that they were wrong, so they will hang on to any chance of being right until it is absurd to continue. Some people hang on much longer than that. What will god become after we make new discoveries? What is the definite answer that proves the existence or lack of a God? Religion is evolving as we speak to keep up its exsistance. It has to exclude more and more things every day to even make sense. It only exsist in the gaps of understanding to plug holes in the unkown.
My question: What will it take to put religion to bed forever? What is the final discovery that kills God?