Don't just read the question...read this brief intro as well...
One probability is, if a supreme being wanted to be acknowledged in any way, it would be. Automatically, completely and verifiably in a universal manner.
It certainly wouldn't "inspire" profits for prophets for transcribing esoteric, conflicting, cruel and often absurdly "holey" texts; which would then spawn countless sects who'd want to kill each other over the most minor of differences of interpretations of this nonsense.
If your only "intelligent" answer "there is no god" state it then move along. The subject of the question is examining possibilities, however improbable they may be.
We must first ignore the inherent contradiction of an "all-powerful" deity. If you can do that, any scenario that follows is equally plausible. If a being that had the power to create matter, yet managed to fail to overcome petty human emotions like anger, jealousy, and vengeance, somehow cared what his creation thought of him and wanted any praise to be "pure" (unmolested by proof), then it is entirely possible that a religion that needed to be taught could be the religion that speaks of a true god.
So basically, all that matters is the first sentence. It's the biggest hurdle. If someone can get on board with that, you're not going to change their mind with any inconsistencies that follow logically from it.
Education is often a matter of unlearning what is false and replacing it with what is true. If all the false religions are a given, then this unlearning and replacing would be necessary if said true religion were to flourish. In the absence of false religions, appreciation still might need to be taught, if said true religion would flourish. But if said true religion need not flourish and there were no false religions competing it would not need to be taught. It would have a spontaneous following, although a small one. -- I voted Yes but maybe my vote should have been Either/Or.
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Atheists, get ready...you may not hear this from me often...but I really appreciate your (only caustic at times, from a minority, gratefully!) input in this poll. Far be this from "atheist bait" but bait instead for curious theists and fence riders.
The agnostic discussion was a secondary, "entertainment value" objective, which as of yet hasn't happened. For the record, I voted "no" and I'd really like to hear from our so far solitary "either/or" voter!
There is no god and I do not see much use in discussing things that are extremely improbable.
Yes, you could suffocate because by random chance all the air molecules could move away from you for long enough a time. The probability of this however is about as small as the probability for any god to exist.
The existence of god is not something I consider viable at all. That being said, on the intellectual side, gravity and evolution require education before they can be understood and accepted. Any rituals that gravity and evolution require of you also have to be taught, so if god existed and religion was necessary ritual, it would have to be taught.