(Original post by Nacho King)
It is my belief that most religious people are still believers because they have never questioned their beliefs.
Most people only get a one sided opinion, what the Bible/Qu'ran etc. says, what their priest tells them, peer pressure from others. We can see most people don't question their beliefs because a large percentage of people are the same religion as they were born into and what their parents were and have never looked at any others.
Why not critically assess
your religion, use logic and common sense to see if stories sound plausable (maybe start with Noah's Ark), watch youtube videos from athiests and see what they have to say etc.
There is nothing to lose, only something to gain. Why dedicate your whole life to something without even questioning it? Thats dumb.
So religious believers, have you ever strongly researched and evaluated your faith? I don't mean go through the Bible with a Bible guide, I mean look at what it says critically and without your emotional head on and see if it still sounds true.
I've thought of a good example, the Tower of Babel is in the book of Genesis, where apparently people attempted to build a tower to reach heaven and God destroyed it as it was a threat to him and then scattered everyone around the world and gave them different languages so they wouldn't be able to build another tower.
A logical person would say that this story is never going to be real because humans would never be able to build a tower to reach heaven because:
a) they wouldn't have the metal structures etc. to build a stable tower miles high, think of skyscrappers today,
b) planes fly 30,000ft in the air and they haven't been stopped by God and we haven't found heaven, military spy planes fly even further, space rockets even go out of our atmosphere,
c) how would they cope with the lack of oxygen without specialist equipment when that high up
d) we know whats outside our solar system and we still haven't found heaven, so how tall was this tower to be a threat to God.
See how stupid and unreasonable that story sounds now.
There have been over 500,000 different religions since the start of mankind. How is your any more credible?