Have you been told by atheists that saying " God did it " does not explain anything? Do they say God is simply a God of the gaps, that when we do not understand something Christians say: ' God did it"? What atheists are saying is that the God Hypothesis explains nothing. They are right, at least in the way they say it.
Now, when they make this argument they are telling us that believing in God explains nothing. Obviously, Christians do not believe this but lets take them at their word.
So what we know have to ask atheists is why would ancient man with no idea of god explain what they do not understand by saying god did it, when as atheists know so well, saying God did it does not explain anything?
A group of persons who know nothing about god, do not have a word for god or an idea of god and have never discussed or debated the issue of god would hardly decide to say god did it as an explanation when god would mean no more to them than luthea means to us. Would you agree with anyone who told you that luthea did it, regardless of what you asked? So why would someone who has no idea what a god is take as an explanation, god did it?
Once more atheists are proven wrong simply by the degree of stupidity inherent in their arguments.
Think of a group of cavemen looking at lightening (which they have seen as apes and all those intervening forms), for millions of years. One day they become scared of lightening and Og says, god did it. The rest look at Og and say, are you nuts? who or what is god? So now imagine Og trying to convince the rest of the tribe that this idea of god is an explanation for lightning, or anything else?
If you have a problem with this just think of Og explaining; "luthea did it", and you can see how preposterous the idea is that cavemen invented the idea of god to explain natural phenomenon? If that is what they were even trying to do why would they not seek a natural explanation?
See how dumb the idea is that ancient man created the idea of god to explain what he did not understand, when of course it does not answer the question of why would man create something he did not understand to explain something he did not understand?
Man never created the idea of God. Because there is no benefit to it which even atheists admit, which means atheists formulated an explanation which they admit explains nothing. So, what we need to ask is why would atheists use the idea of god to explain the idea of god when they know for a fact the idea of god explains nothing?