Ingredients for making a God
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To a brain, preferably young and vulnerable, add

1 part nothing

1 part delusion

1 part confusion

1 part unknown

1 part imagination

1 part make believe

1 part superstition

1 part claims without evidence

1 part deceit

1 part cons

1 part threats

1 part seduction

1 part manipulation

1 part prayer

1 part worship

1 part respect for "faith as virtue"

1 part attributions of goodness

1 part loaded with guilt

1 part social pressure

1 part rituals

1 part symbols

1 part financial inducements

1 part myths

1 part authoritarianism

1 part religious traditions

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Repeat addition of above ingredients over and over, and voila, there's the God that's stuck in many brains (to one degree or another).

Endeavor to prevent the following ingredients from finding their way into the brain, as these ingredients tend to diminish (or eliminate) the God that society has worked so hard to create, generally speaking:

1 part logic

1 part reason

1 part skepticism

1 part open-mindedness

1 part naturalism

1 part science

1 part freethought

1 part independence

1 part doubt

1 part disbelief

1 part disrespect for "faith as virtue"

1 part realism

1 part secularism

1 part humanism

1 part agnosticism

1 part atheism