Don't let it bother you too much, science is making incredible progress on actually helping amputees! A ways to go, to be sure, but progress nonetheless.
So, where do you stand on religion and gods?
A partial answer to the question about religiion and gods would be that I guess religion for the sake of itself is bullshit. Gods? I'd say that my perspective is that I do believe there is more going on than what we experience with the five senses and the mind. Life, and this is just my opinion, is way too complex and mind-blowing for anything less smart than us to be involved in it's existence.
[I was surprised by what went on inside me when I helped deliver my first grandchild. I can't really explain it...I just felt different somehow. I would personally attribute that to an emotional or spiritual experience. Don't really care which as I would imagine most so-called spiritual experiences are personal epiphanies or whatever. The mind is incredibly complex.]
That doesn't really explain my belief in gods exactly, but it was just something that came to mind when I was thinking about the question of gods.
Before I owned a white Ford Tarus, I never noticed one anywhere. When I was in the market for one until shortly after I bought one, man they were everywhere. What is it about focus. I suppose that doesn't really explain my belief either.
While I do believe that a specific percentage of coincidence is mathmatically possible, I would have to conclude that if that percentage is exceeded, then forces influencing that coincidence must be present whether they be human or whatever. Quality of variables present in the occurence would also effect it's influence-free possibility. If Billy Bob and Joe Schmoe are friends and they run into each other at a store they don't typically frequent, they would conclude a coincidence and not think of it anymore. If Billy Bob runs into Joe at a random gas station they've neither visited, they might laugh and comment about "this crazy world," etc. If however, Billy Bob runs into Joe every day for a number of days at some different location that neither have been, and miles from their normal stomping grounds, unless they know the agenda and/or whereabouts of the other(an affair or a stalking or whatever), and for this chat we're assuming they don't, then something or someone must be influencing the situation. I suppose I've experienced a number of coincidences that must have had some influence outside the realm of men. This is probably the best example I can think of right now....a bit wordy, but what the hell. I did me best to explain it.
baby's fussin & i gotta feed ma.