A large part of the problem is this: of what could proof or evidence of god’s not existing consist? What would need to be shewn to disprove the idea, or show it as fundamentally mistaken, once and for all? What could be shewn? For nothing can count against it.
This highlights the impossibility of the scientific approach in this area. The difficulty is born from language and empiricism can offer no help.
— it must be an idea willingly abandoned, a primitive relic of primitive cultures; and this can only happen through understanding how the misconceptions were born in the first place.