I was sitting down and thinking and I came to realise something - a possibility.
All of these religious people say have faith and that God's existence is obvious and that we must not be decieved otherwise and some of the things in the world are a test of faith.
However...I can't see this to be so - I think it's much more likely that if there is an entity out there who is the father of mankind, he wouldn't want us to blindly believe in him or even come to the conclusion that he exists based on a book. He'd want us to use the brains he gave us for reason, right? To think for ourselves and I say if this God exists, then not those who believe go to heaven, but those who use reason, those who question and are honest about themselves and belief. This is where God will reveal himself to us.
I say he placed the Bible, Torah and Qu'ran as deciet, so that men would jump onto this and show themselves blind for believing in anything they're told and so that the true skeptics, the true thinkers and people who'd question the world around them would also reveal themselves. These are people who would find answers that make sense to them and come to understand the way the world works. So this creator purposely intended for 3 books to be written in order to decieve people from reason. He wants his children to ask questions and to learn, rather than just believe, thus Islam, Christianity and Judaism are just a test.
So then would God be omniscient, omnipotent and omnibenevolent? No. Because that is what religion says, it was meant as a deciet and of course 'reason' would realise those properties could not exist with 'evil' in the world.
So then folks, quit all false religion and come to reason and come to understand WE must question in order to please this deity - otherwise we all could suffer the consequence of blind faith.
Why am I making this post might you ask? For a start it's just a parody (not meant to mock) of religious arguments and well, could you not agree that it's possible that I'm right? If people believe things to be a test of faith, then could faith not be a test of reason? If this God exists, then could he not place deciet in order to reveal those who use reason about faith. Could he not have designed a universe without him so people would come to the conclusion that he doesn't exist in order for them to show themselve as thinkers, those who look at the world, ask questions and try to understand it. Are these not the sort of people he would wish in his kingdom. If so, then scientists and other people who use reason above faith are in his approval right? Of course I am talking hypothetically, because it'd assume an argument from design, which I don't believe. But what if I AM right? Then has he played religious people as fools?
Could any religious person prove me wrong? That faith gets me closer to God and not reason.