Hi, Splas. I'm gonna disagree with you about that. If you are arguing that it's rational to believe in something because you can't disprove it, then why isn't it rational for me to believe that I'm surrounded by invisible demons who, it just so happens, fail to register on any physical instrument? The problem is that the class of things that we can't disprove is unbounded and unknowable. It includes an uncountable number of possibilities, many of them never conceived by man and many more probably inconceivable by humans. I think that the most rationally defensible position to take is agnosticism. It's almost certain that there are countless things that we don't currently know. Most likely there are many things that we can never know. (Humans have limited information and cognitive capacity.) So it is intellectual honesty to admit that we don't have all the answers, that we don't fully understand the big picture. Problems occur when we try to personalize the unknown, and then claim that Jewish and Christian mythology provides us with privileged access to understanding something about it. That claim is going to be very hard to justify. How does one justify knowledge claims about things that are unknowable in principle? And whether or not any experience, no matter how astounding, is truly an experience of the divine, is unknowable I think. I should add that this problem isn't unique to Christianity, by any means. It afflicts all religions that claim to provide us with knowledge of the divine. I'm gonna disagree with that too. I think that what you are proposing is an analogy, asserting that all cases where something comes to be are analogous to a craftsman intentionally creating something. But the vast majority of the universe seemingly comes to be without the intentional action of conscious agents. The blue of the sky, the sand on the beach, the moon overhead, the trees rustling in the wind, the eggs hatching into caterpillars... So I don't think that your analogy is very persuasive. Intentional action by conscious agents is just one of the many ways that things come to be. I'm sure that we don't know them all. I might be somewhat willing to follow you there, if by 'God' you just mean 'some source or explanation or something'. I don't really know that everything needs an explanation. Certainly theists act like God doesn't require one. And I have absolutely no reason to think that the explanation has anything to do with the Bible or with any religious mythology. But I am just intuitively inclined to think that there's some explanation for the universe out there, some reason for the brute fact that there's something rather than nothing. Of course, whatever that source is would just add to the inventory of being, so we wouldn't really be any closer to answering the problem of where everything, including all the transcendent sources and Gods, come from. The question of where everything originates is kind of a boot-strap problem, because it can't appeal to anything beyond what's to be explained. At this point, I don't know how to address that and I kind of suspect that the ultimate question of being itself is unanswerable. Certainly it is by a being like me in a lifetime like this.