More or less, non-theists generally agree that religion is an invention of the human psych – that the whole concept of God and spirituality are simply ingrained traits within our genes (and hence our minds) which have survived because they held some sort of advantage in our natural selection.
Their principal argument: Religion has been common to all peoples throughout human history.
On the other side, religious people of all stripes generally agree that it is only *because of some higher power *that man has always been *seeking *spiritual fulfillment, and (in the case of Christianity) this has culminated in the coming of Jesus Christ.
Their principal argument: Religion has been common to all peoples throughout human history. (once again)
So, given that I am neither a scientist nor a theologian, I wish to invite others to discuss this latent topic in the open. :o
NOTE: It has already been established that there IS a certain spiritual element to the human mind, leaving only the question of WHY?
For evidence of this, please see: