If God exists, he created them all.
I will start of by mentioning that I'm Agnostic.
If God exists, he created every religion on Earth. So if we find ourselves at the Pearly Gates after we die, one cannot be condemned for not following a religion when they all claim to be 'the' religion, whilst contradicting each other.
It's a great shame that people live their lives, something finite, in the hope or vacant understanding that there maybe something beyond this life, which isn't definite.
I understand that religion has its bonuses. It's comforting to think that there may be something greater than us, a grand scheme, a plan. It's also comforting that when in dire situations you can find refuge in faith.
I understand that most religious fundamentals teach values that a good parent should teach their child; Not to kill or steal etc.
But should that be enough to let religion persist? I don't want to insult anyone, and I fully understand that there are positive aspects of religion, but there are also negative influences.
Most people are introduced to religion at an age where they are young and impressionable, and if you grow up thinking something is right then there's no interest there to question it unless someone proposes an idea and you're open enough to consider it.
What do you think?
I sincerely apologize if anything I have said has offended anyone, I am just trying to say things the way I see them. I am more than happy to accept and consider other opinions, so by all means correct me anywhere you think I'm wrong.
Thank you for your time.