Is it surprising that the majority of the world still believes in the religions that began thousands of years ago, when the world was considered flat, and antibiotics had not even been discovered? Why did God choose this time period to reveal the prophets and saviors that are said to have propagated the truth? Why do we not see and hear of these extraordinary prophets today?
Might God not have descended on a shepherd thousands of years ago, and revealed the earth not to be flat, but round. Might he not give him information about bacteria and prevention of infection, thus saving thousands of lives? Would this information have convinced the people of a powerful and good God? But, God is said to have taken sides, guaranteeing prosperity to the descendants of the chosen people, and punishing those who oppose them. Might this story be biased, and conceived by the human mind?
It is not surprising, that one hears stories of child molestation by the people who dedicate themselves to the church. It is not surprising that we hear of people that kill for their religion and God. The sacred books of the past are filled with stories of murder and lust. Yet we rely on these religious books to teach us about God and his teaching.
The question is, what do these sacred books teach us? Do they bring the world together, or do they divide us? Do they make our lives better, or do they just give us hope of an afterlife? But the most important question is, do they have the answer that will make life on earth good for everyone? Something to ponder about!