I don't usually gather too many comments from my posts but I was so happy to have one from my fellow Aussie, BeepBeepItsMe. Here it is for the front page.
"I also think that the creation of gods stemmed from mankind trying to explain the idea of thought.
They experienced and heard thought even though they made no sound. I think that this is the basis of god belief. The consciousness of our own thoughts, which we have attributed to external supernatural sources.
When we think, it is our brain in action and our individual minds are the expression of our individual brains.
When ancient people's had a wise or a bright idea, they attributed those thoughts to a power external to themselves. Why would they do this? I suggest they did it because of a lack of knowledge concerning the functions of the brain and how it expressed itself.
I think, therefore I am. Not I think, therefore it is god speaking to me."