I have many different thoughts on this subject. Every day you run into people who base their lives on the belief in God or the bible.
I am a person who needs fact and evidence, which completely contradicts the bible. I need an explanation for why something happened and cannot simply have ‘blind’ faith. I am what is known as agnostic. I want to believe in something but have a hard time accepting anything that would tell me that if I chose to make a single wrong decision based on a book, which was written by a human being, that I will spend an eternity in torment. First problem with religion is that it is based a book written by man. I think that the bible may be a good source and reference for how to lead our lives, but not something that we should devote our lives to. Times change and what may have been good when the stories happened may be different these days. The book to me is simply a way to have morals during the trials and tribulations of life.
Second problem is that God created all things in his image and in a matter of seven days. Then tell me how things existed so long before humans.
Third problem is that God supposedly created man with the need for water, then decided to cover the Earth with 71% water, 97.5 % of which is undrinkable. On top of that, 69% of the water that is consumable is frozen!
Last thing I have to add is that there was once a time for religion. In the days when we could not explain the reasons things happened and when the need to believe in something to explain the unexplained. These days we have science, yes we have always had a form of science but not to the extent that we have now. Nearly everything in existence can or will eventually be explained by it, and blind faith no longer has a place in today’s society. It is an outdated belief that has been commercialized even beyond what it was when all matters of the state were controlled by the church.