i always catch myself talking to god in my head. not intentionally or spiritually, but more intuitively. more like the inner workings of my psyche looking for a connection with some outside source of intelligence or design behind one's inherent fate.. the man behind the curtain so to speak. and when i think about it, it seems like something i've just always done from as far back as i can remember, since i learned how to think. i don't know if i was trained to do so by being told of 'god' from an early age, and have just been unable to shake the habit.. or if it really is just something intuitively inherent in man to seek out this higher force. i don't think we cope too well with being the smartest beings around.. we see how clueless and fragile we are and think there must be something greater.. we look down on animals as savage beasts and then we turn around and wonder what the being that is higher than us must think of us. i read a book about human evolution once that theorized that a possible source of the 'god' concept was that ape societies often had a supreme leader that presided over the pack.. this hierarchy was roughly replicated in human societies and some leaders have been idolized to the extent of 'god' status (roman emperors, etc)... which could be a dormant trait leftover from our primal ancestors but then sometimes i do think that when i talk to this being it answers back.. never in word form or idea form but always in minor external events that speak to me in some undetectable manner, like watching fate match up with reality. of course its always vague and undefinable so the skeptic in me lives on, though not so sure of myself as i once was. anyway i feel like i'm rambling so i'll wrap it up. atheists/skeptics: do you ever catch yourself talking to god? do you ever perceive that god talks to you? believers: obviously you talk to god, but the second question still applies. does god ever talk back, not in the form of scripture since this is what you base your faith on but rather in the form of real life events or even just intuitive revelation?