>>13422789>Assertion. I do not have an innate belief in a God,
Neither do I. As I wrote: Some people have a stronger need to believe than others.
It is observable and there has been/is a lot of research pointing to the fact that its pure brain biology which is rooted in evolution. There's books written on the subject such as:
Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
I haven't read it myself so I don't know their conclusions.
But even though I do not believe in God I am still superstitious.
For example. Before a difficult test I become ritualistic. I have a lucky pen. I don't do certain things and so on. I become very OCD.
The well known Niels Bohr story:
A friend visited the home of a Bohr. The visitor was surprised to find a horseshoe above the front doorway of the scientist’s abode. Tradition asserts that a horseshoe acts as a talisman of luck when placed over a door.
The visitor asked the physicist about the purpose of the horseshoe while expressing incredulity that a man of science could possibly be swayed by a simple-minded folk belief. The physicist replied:
Of course I don’t believe in it, but I understand it brings you luck, whether you believe in it or not.