Bolded to show you your glaring error. Assuming an all seeing, all knowing, all powerful, yet invisible, undetectable, unmeasurable being in the sky is the most massive, unreasonable assumption you could possibly make. Granted, it does make things simple... and that's why it has so much appeal. Because simple minds need simple answers when the complex ones are too hard to grasp. Why does grass grow? God makes it grow. Where does Thunder come from? God makes it thunder. What is the wind? God's breath. How did that table get into the room? God put it there. All very simple answers... yet completely stupid in light of current knowledge to the contrary.
I still contend that religion is difficult to brush aside due to primarily two reasons - basically due to it being hammered into people's heads as they grow up and the fear of no longer being in it, or trying to get out of it. But your statement that I quoted is right on the mark. Religion offers absurd answers to questions. When I was catholic, I used to think that everything had meaning, purpose, and that it was all laid out like a script. Now, even though it made sense at the time, it begs the question of how do I happen to do everything that was intended, and then why is there a later judgement, if everything that is happening is due to an all-knowing and powerful God that also happens to dictate every thought and decision in your life, only to later judge you based on that. It makes no sense when you actually think about it..
All I had to do to drive it home for me was to look at this website and look at another religion, and then my own. I dumped it quick. Reasons are simple. Even though we were taught it was absolutely correct and right and good, it was actually none of those things in completeness. Everything had major flaws. Even when I thought Jesus was remarkable and couldn't be disproven, it was absolutely shown to me with the more research I did that these texts weren't even written by his deciples, but rather by groups of people at the time trying to appeal to an audience, at the time.
Science gives us so much more. If you can think in terms of complexity, I think you'll find that what physics is now doing (I'm watching Steven Hawkings and 'The Universe' on Netflix), we are seeing that the universe basically, if you can imagine it in 3D space, would look similar to one of my screen-savers. It basically expands until it turns itself inside-out (the big rip), and should then at some point bring all the matter about again from the center (creating a good condition for the opposite tear in space-time and therefore a good condition for a higgs-boson). Going by calculations, it should do this over and over since we have seen that calculating backwards to the beginning of the universe and continuing goes into another time period. But, there's also a hypothesis that dictates multiple universes in co-existence. However, all of these mathematical theories are better explanations for how things come to be than religion. The fact that life exists simply because the conditions are just right and we have millions of years of chemistry colliding in order to form a bacteria is scientific fact.
Then, the fact that people, if they can't understand physics or science; would rather want to say the truth is in the religious pudding that they also obviously don't understand - that is beyond me. I can only say that they aren't searching enough or the right information isn't being put in front of them.
But, I score absolutely perfect in solving information and puzzles on an IQ score. So, I can't really determine how someone else would view such things..