I've been repeatedly asked in my life to find the faith to believe in God. I cannot.
The proverbial "leap," as it were, is too large, too far to traverse. Furthermore, it isn't just a single, broad leap that I would have to will myself to do, but I would have to commit to a continuous series of leaps that get farther and farther away from reality and farther and farther from myself.
Those that "give" themselves to religion become other people. There is no escaping this and is actually seen as good to many of them. A pious act of true belief. I find it sick and frightening that a person is required to shut off their brain in order to be "saved."
"Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. "
"Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason."