Is belief in the supernatural an intelligent person’s game?
Nothing that I know of, other than personal renderings or hearsay, has ever been produced or provide to show the existence of a supernatural realm or entities. The ancients did not seem to think the supernatural was a reality.
No entity, good or evil, have ever manifested itself in a provable way, even though some think god is Omni-present and that Satan was given the ability and power to deceive us all.
I think that those who believe in supernatural entities are being taken advantage of by fraudulent preachers who recognize our propensity of over imagination, which we all have, as shown in the Princess Alice experiments.
I can see some benefits in imaginary thinking to validate or refute ideas but that is about it.
Is belief or faith in the supernatural a worthy idea for us or is it a tool used by lying preachers intent on fleecing sheeple?
If there is no supernatural god, should we not seek a human leader or spiritual guide instead of idolizing imaginary supernatural gods that are demonstrably less moral than humans?
Exactly. Notions of truth, volition, thought, logic, love, morality - many of the things that we humans hold most dear - have no way of being tested or measured empirically. Yet we all live as though these notions are actually something “real”.
Please do tell how one would prove empirically that someone “loves” you or how much someone “loves” you, in the same sense you would prove that water freezes (under standard conditions of course), or how much matter and object contains, or how viscous a substance is? Of the things I’ve listed we have instruments that provide empirical quantitative data. What instrument is used to measure and/or test love or morality? That is my point.
By instrument I mean some form of electronic calibrated instrument that gives results in quantitative unbiased form using accepted units of measurement. For example one can prove that the density of water is 1 g/ml, utilizing a balance and a graduated cylinder or buret. So again I will ask how do you prove that love is something real, how do you prove that someone loves you and how do you measure your so-called degree of love? Please provide the instrument used and the unit of measurements. If you are not sure about them google the SI units of measurement.