I’m no believer. I do not believe in God, nor do I believe that He doesn’t exist. I'm no atheist in that sense. Nor am I an agnostic -- hesitating to commit myself either way until the matter has been settled by reason and evidence. This way of framing the God-question, frankly, doesn't appeal much to me. It sounds, strangely enough, too similar to the dogma of the Roman Church. Wittgenstein once wrote that this dogma -- that the existence of God can be proven by natural reason -- would make it impossible for him to be a Roman Catholic: "If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him." As far as I understand it, I think I share this view. So, when I say that I don't believe in God, the explanation isn't that I see no reason for belief; the explanation is rather that I'm not sure I understand the question. I don't know what believing in God is, much less whether I believe it or not. I don’t see what difference this belief makes. How does a life with God differ from a life without, for instance? I wouldn't know. In short, when asked whether I believe or not, I have no idea what an answer (whether positive or negative) would look like. If I found God today, let us say, could my life go on just as it did yesterday, only with this slight change, that I now believe that something called "God" exists? I guess not. (If it could, I don't see the point. I would be tempted to claim, in such a case, that nothing of importance had happened.) But looking at friends and relatives who claim to believe, doesn’t help my understanding much. On the surface their lives seem quite similar to mine. Many of them don’t even go to church. Were I ever to find God, my life would be radically changed (or so I imagine), but I am utterly unable to imagine what that life would be like.