In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins created a scale of points along the spectrum of humanity’s belief in God. The scale ranges from 1 (total belief in God) to 7 (total non-belief) with 4 being exactly 50/50.
I put myself in category 6 along with most of the atheists I know. I find it amusing how many people include themselves in category 1 with absolutely zero skepticism. They KNOW! Give me a break. It’s very difficult to know anything when it comes to really complex things. We can be 99% sure – like really, really positively sure about things, like gravity, but there’s always the chance we’ll discover something new. That’s the beauty of science. It’s assimilating new data as it comes in instead of relying on an ancient book written in the first century.
I liked Dawkins’ scale and wanted to do a little more than just write about it, so I created a set of 14 images (7 for light backgrounds and 7 for dark) that you can download and put on your blog to show where you stand on the scale. Some of the text on the images differs slightly from Dawkins’ but, I think, maintain the meaning. If you edit or improve the images, let me know in the comments and I may update the whole set.