more wrong More from Louis.... I posted my first reply before reading ALL the other replies and now I feel I should add something.... I have never practised any form of religion and have been quite content for all my seventy years. So the question is reversed for me - what if someone should discover a way to PROVE that one of those belief systems is ACTUALY TRUE ? For example, most people cling to the notion of an "afterlife" - a way to survive death by staying on the good side of some particular "God or gods". There's no way to know WHICH God until you actually "wake up dead" and then it's too late if you've picked the wrong one. What if there was a way to know the "winning side" while you're still alive ? Wouldn't you grab it immediately ?