What bugs me most about religion is the fact that people still think this way. There was a time when God was not lauded as being all powerful, because such a notion was unneeded for the people to give Him the appearance of being well and truly in charge. It also made sense given the story of Satan's opposition, because what being would challenge someone it knew
was all powerful and thus unbeatable?
When science began to make real headway into more common peoples' knowledge, our understanding increased and with each new revelation the stories made less and less sense. Rather than discard these outdated tales, we changed them so we could keep believing.
There was once a time when Jacob was able to wrestle God to the ground before God used his magic to make the man lame. A man outfought God. In current versions, God is replaced with an angel that is defeated instead, or it is implied that the fight was at least even until God shows his real hand. God is now credited with being all powerful as opposed to before; his true scale being obscure and unreferenced.
Why? So we can keep believing. But now Satan's defiance seems illogical and foolish rather than a genuine challenge. I would consider one of God's primary servants to be many things, but not foolish.
This is only one example, but the point is I don't see any validity in Christianity or any of its cousin religions anymore and it still confuses me that people are willing to accept these stories at face value.
But hey, you're now willing to accept that Creationism didn't really happen? Fine, we'll stop taking that literally. But the rest is true right? Maybe not? Maybe the story of the ark and flood covering the entire world
is a bit farfetched too? Yea, I agree, that one's probably just exaggerated from some occurrence in that region at the time. What else? I dunno, many parts of the original Torah never made it to the Christian Old Testament.
But do you see the issue yet? When Science gave us reason to admit that stories in the bible were probably wrong, we didn't really question the rest did we? We changed out interpretation and kept right on believing because apparently it was just "right."
How much longer will it be before we collectively can finally draw the line and say "No. No more. That is all just bullshit."
Hopefully before the Apocalypse, cuz I don't wanna be standing over here by myself...