Just some thoughts on why I feel that God as we know him to be here in America is a myth. But wait! That also applies to all gods and goddesses throughout history. My reason for my current view is that I personally believe after having been a former Christian myself, and diligent study that gods are man made. Believing in god helps to stave off the fear of dying,and for some people it gives meaning to their lives. I consider myself to be a strong atheist because I am firmly convinced in my belief,or at least in this case non-belief.
I view religion from many different points of view and I could not help but notice that the biblical god is nothing more and nothing less than a bully,a tyrant who seems to enjoy tormenting humanity. You are not given a choice in life, either you believe in him or you will pay for it eternally in the Christians imaginary hell. They the religious folks would love to subvert the search for true knowledge by instituting the ludicrous idea of faith. I have always said that faith is voluntary ignorance since in order to believe in god you have to cast all reason aside and just believe that he is.
Religion has been the cause of much strife and mayhem in the world from ancient to modern times. Millions if not billions have been murdered throughout history to promote the spread of a particular religion. Many have been tortured and slain in the name of religion and even in today's world religion dominates the hearts and minds of many. I will post my thoughts on religion daily that way I can keep a sort of journal on such things. Till next time and I hope to be hearing from you all soon.