Mailvox: MC poses a question

To those who don’t accept God’s existence:

If you accept U.S. dollars in exchange for goods and services, have you not demonstrated a HUGE amount of faith in the non-material? The U.S. dollar, after all, has lacked any inherent value since the abandonment of the gold standard.

And if you believe in the value of the dollar only because everyone else does, then why would you refuse to believe in God’s existence for the same reason?

To his credit, Dick Dawkins mentions this briefly, although I don’t recall him dealing with the matter in a substantive manner. It’s an interesting point, especially in light of the studies which have showed that religious people are happier, live longer and are more successful in an evolutionary sense.