this one has baffled me for a while and i would be curious if someone could persuade me otherwise: how is it possible to be truly skeptical and still believe in a god (or, frankly, to even entertain the silly idea)? here is how i see it, coming from the thought bubble of an imaginary skeptical theist: "i try not to accept anything without adequate evidence. i do not believe there is adequate evidence for magnetic healing, acupuncture, or atlantis, for example, BUT i do believe there is a magical being who is all powerful and all knowing and he created this magnificent universe." while i know people are naturally skillful with cognitive dissonance, my question, to reiterate, is this: doesn't it seem that to be truly skeptical, one's only option is to dispense with any notion of god???