“In the last 10,000 years there have been roughly 10,000 religions and 1,000 different gods; what are the chances that one group of people discovered the One True God while everyone else believed in 9,999 false gods?”

Assuming that One True God — whose job description is to poke his nose into our everyday affairs — exists and assuming that humans have discovered his true identity, the probability that a religion is correct is 1/10000 which is 0.0001 — which for practical purposes is zero.

via Sam Harris.


There are countless ways to pick on organized religion both intelligently and humourously that I almost feel guilty posting every such quote. And to be clear, I’m saying the possibility that there exists a One True God is way way way higher than your god being him.