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unexplainable phenomena or philosophical questions. Once when people thought of sky to be the limit of our world, they believed the heaven to be up in the clouds. We now have video footage of what Mars looks like. There were times when surgery could not be performed on the sick, for incisions with a scalpel to a human body was an act of sacrilege. Christianity hindered the progress of science and medicine. When masks are removed and illusions are dispelled, when people learn to know each other both individually and in groups, they are better served (Marty 6). How was the fool able to “say in his heart” what he was unable to conceive? St. Anselm, Proslogion Times have changed and God is on trial. There was a time when God s divine presence in our society comforted and protected us from moral corruption. Nowadays, God is no longer welcomed in cafeterias of public schools, The word “God” is used more in vain than in holy terms. Christianity is no longer a religious monopoly. In 1964, more than two-thirds (and rising) of the people of the world did not share Christian beliefs (Marty 6). Recently, the number of atheists and anti-Christ activists all around the world have increased extremely to the extent where they are no longer considered as a minority (Poidevin 107). Still many people in the United States are afraid of giving up on God, for they are afraid that they will lose everything it represents: Immortality, love, and faith (Poidevin 108). It is time to rid of our doubts in ourselves, and reliance to this nonexistent God. It is time for us to believe in ourselves and only in ourselves. The inscriptions written on the back of the one dollar bills, “In God We Trust”, should read “We Stand Alone.” Bibliography Daleiden, Joseph L. The Final Superstition. New York: Prometheus Books, 1994 Martin, Michael. The Case Against Christianity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991 Nielsen, Kai. Philosophy & Atheism. New York: Prometheus Books, 1985. Schellenberg, J. L. Divine Hiddenness and Human Reason. New York: Cornell University Press, 1993 Marty, Martin E. Varieties of Unbelief. Canada: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1964. Poidevin, Robin Le. Arguing for Atheism. New York: Routledge, 1996.