- The brain is where thought takes place.
- The brain is where memories are located.
- The brain is capable of storing more information than the world's largest computer, is faster than the world's largest computer and more capable of drawing from different sources to reach conclusions.
- The brain is the most powerful computer that has ever existed, and likely will ever exist.
Christians attribute this powerful brain of ours to God. They say that God created Adam and Eve and endowed them with this amazing organ so they could control the world, dominate it and make decisions on their own.
Christians also say that God is omniscient, which means that he is all-knowing. This also means that God knows everything before it happens, remembers everything from the past, knows what we are going to think, experience, do, succeed at, fail and learn. This also means that God understands that belief is not a choice. One can not simply will themselves into believing something. Belief is involuntary and comes from experience and learning.
I find it hard to imagine a "loving" God who is offended that I used His gift, my brain, to the fullest of its ability to learn about the physical world and about Him, only to realize that He does not exist. If God knows all, then He knew, well in advance, that I would try very hard to accept him, but ultimately would reject him due to the power of the brain he created.
If I am wrong, and I find myself standing before God on judgement day, I will tell him frankly, "Sorry - but there was just not enough evidence to support my believing that you even existed. Why? Because the brain you created worked as hard as it could to dismiss evidence that you did not exist, but ultimately failed to believe and instead began to believe reality."
If God is offended that I used my brain, instead of dismissing it like Christians have to do in order to achieve a high level of faith, then so be it.