Here's my answer:
We know that there are human beings, right? No doubt about it! We also know that many humans habitually invent
myths, hear voices
(look at the president!), hallucinate and talk with imaginary friends.
(Again, look at the president.)
We do not KNOW
there is a god. There are many god believers,
but that is a statement about humanity
, not about a god.
Religion arose to deal with death, weaknesses, dreams, and fear of the unknown, as well as for a certain small group (the clergy) to hold power over those less learned. The power of authority and fear have long been enlisted to hold sway over the masses when it comes to what the masses perceive as their immortal souls.
Their souls become more important to them than the lives they're leading within the real world.
Also , anything that exists has to have had a designer. Thus, if there is a god, who designed this being and who designed the designer? All the way through infinity. Eventually, one has to decide to either believe or not to believe.
Only you will know the right choice for you, ECSMOKELOC.