I ask you, good theists of the world (or at least the forums), how many of you believe in alien abduction? Or flying pigs? Santa Claus? The tooth fairy? Or that Vietnamese people have dug tunnels under the entire surface of the planet?
What is my point? I'm sure most of you have got it already - you're a clever bunch. I bet most of you don't believe in any of these things. You probably don't believe that I can stop a train using only the muscular power of my right pinky finger.
Why? Why not believe in these things? Most of you will say something like 'it doesn't make logical sense' or 'we've never seen any of these things'. Pigs can't fly - right? They don't have wings, nor rocket backpacks. They're not terribly aerodynamic, and they are definately heavier than air. We've never seen people stop trains with their fingers before - trains have always run them over. The tendons, muscles and bones in a finger cannot resist the amount of force generated by a train travelling at 120 MPH.
Now ask yourself how many planets have you seen created? What direct provable evidence do you have that god created the universe? You have precisely the same amount of evidence that god created the world that you have for Santa. But you don't believe in Santa, right? So what? The question I believe you have to ask yourself is 'why do i believe in one thing for which I have no undisputable evidence (god), but not this other thing (santa)?'
You'll find you cannot make a logical distinction between the two, Santa and god. There is no direct evidence for either. Have you seen god? Talked to him? Has he created a planet before you? There is more evidence for alien abductions than there is for god. Far more. There are 100 billion stars in the galaxy. Let's say half of them have planets. 50 billion. Let's say 0.001% of those have planets suitable for life, that leaves you with 500,000 planets. Let's say that 0.1% of those planets with life have intelligent life - we're still at 500 planets out there with intelligent life. Pretty good odds that intelligent alien life exists.
So, good people, now is the time to ask myself, what do I believe in? God, satan, santa, and my right pinky, or logic and reason?