Well you have your opinion and I have mine, let’s leave it at that.
No, I cannot leave it at that. There is a difference between “opinions” and “conclusions”. I have concluded that gods are in all cases, imaginary beings, resembling ancient emperors, after lots of reading, studying and researching, because there is no correlation between all the Gods that mankind has imagined. They are all completely different as we would expect them to be when many different cultures have had different ideas. Yes, there is a slight common thread between different religions but that is easily explained by the fact that all of humanity came from the same original group in Africa (see “in the beginning”). The concept of “spirit” is likely one of the oldest ideas that survived. If there was one God who inspired people to write his morals down than there should be one version only in the whole world distributed to all mankind since the beginning.
In North America, the majority religions are Abrahamic ones: Christian, Jewish and Muslim , so most comments I get are related to the Bible, Koran or Talmud with the Bible getting top billing. The Bible supporters are the most vocal in denying my take on the origin of religion, quoting bible texts (often out of context) as “proof” that my conclusions are erroneous, well, pardon me if I cannot accept these kind of arguments. The Bible is a great historic book but there are many others and to single the Bible out as the only true word of god is an opinion and an arrogant one, to say the least. This word of god, has not been available to all humanity before the bible was written and it condemns any one to eternal hell even if one never had a chance to hear this “Word of God“ because they were born in a different “tribe” or in a different time period. So don’t give me the “ You have your opinion and I have mine” sop. You can question my “conclusions” anytime but they are based on research and logic and certainly are not just “opinions