Interesting topic. I'll add my two cents
(And I hope it's not too difficult to speak in English about it...)
At first, I believe in god. I raised in a Christian family and got educated in a way which lets me decide for my own whether I will do it like my parents or not. But believing that god exists has no real use if there's only the belief in something far away in heaven and no further consequence.
I stick to the bible in my faith. I think, just the bible can be an acceptable base for a "religion". Religion in quotes because this word means a way invented by humans which has the function to save one's soul by cleaning one's stance or something like that. My opinion is: There is no way to get deliverance through human religion models! One has to go back to the bible.
Maybe that sounds very fundamental. In a way, it is. But the expression "fundamentalism" has a bad and daunting touch. I don't mean anything like "It's good to kill people for your god"! It's just, if you want to find to god, then look on what HE himself said. He should know best how to become redeemed
That requires a big portion of faith. I personally believe, the bible was inspired by god. There is no possibility to prove this statement with scientific methods. But indeed, the bible is the best verified book in the whole world. Also it is the most produced book and was translated in most languages ever. That surely must have a reason!
I heard many people say something like "I only believe what I see. So I don't believe in god." Argh! If you see something, you don't have to believe it, you just know it! You have to search for god. He will come when you really want to have something to do with him.
What annoys me is when someone asserts that they KNOW that they know God exists. That is impossible.
It IS possible to know god. Many people do. You cannot provide evidence for god's existence in a scientific way, like it's impossible to rule out his existence. But god can show you in a personal way that he exists. This certainty is individual, and most Christians who live after the will of god do have this sureness. That cannot be imposed on someone. Everyone has to make this experience on his own. And this experience can change lives completely! I know people who were addicted to drugs, were gangsters, depressive and so on and who were turned around by 180 degrees as they met god.
Just as soon as we reach the boundaries of knowledge, we chalk up events to the supernatural. This is dangerous.
I agree that this sometimes can be dangerous.
What you said reminded me of the topic evolution of life. Contrary to accepted opinion, it is NOT proved that evolution (in a way that explains the momentary complexicity of life) has happened. It is not even plausible! (I am very interested in this topic, so I have a deeper look than most other people here.) When you work really scientific and objective (nearly no one does so
), you will recognise that the evolution model has much more explanation gaps than everyone says. It is only a MODEL! Models can be more or less correct and fitting to the indications. Evolution wants to explain formation of life in an atheistic way. Why? Science should test all possible ways, not only an atheistic. There are scientists who try to work objective on this theme. They usually are religious motivated, but they don't want to kill further research with a sentence like "God created everything. Point." In fact, comments by such persons are rejected with polemic and unscientific answers. Because nobody wants to accept that those people could be right!
So there are indeed problems that can't be explained without god. To bar god from science is not correct. We have to debate about the possibility that god really could have made the world. That is NOT dangerous, believe it or not
I just want to make people think more about themes like god and science.