One's religion is directly connected (generally) to their geographic location. This indicates that 'God' is man-made not the other way around.
Yet another reason, besides getting to sleep in on weekends, for being an atheist: Gods are all geographically limited and do not travel well.
Nobody ever knows of any religion or gods other than the ones that arise in their own fixed geographical locations. It is like there are no transcendent supernatural powers to these beings at all, because they all rely completely on the ability of humans to tell other humans about them. Or not. This is hardly good evidence for an all-powerful being. This is so obvious to us godless infidels, but seems never to occur to religious folks.
The very first thing all missionaries do is discover, always to their dismay, that the local people have their own false god(s) and have never heard of the true one(s). Just once, I am sure, Christians want to arrive on some island in the middle of nowhere and find isolated natives in the jungle kneeling in front of a coconut tree cross with a coconut shell Jesus hanging on it, praying in fluent Latin to the god of Christianity. Reading the OT from palm-leaf bibles in thatch-roofed churches lit by wooden bike power a la Gilligan's Island.
But gods cannot cross mountains, deserts, or, especially, oceans. It is like the gods all have fear of heights, agoraphobia or sea sickness or something--no Dramamine in heaven? Nobody in the Americas or the Pacific ever heard of Jesus, Jehovah, Shango, Yemayah, Muhammed or Allah before the arrival of Africans and Europeans. Nobody in Asia or Africa ever heard of Zeus or Quetzalcoatl.
Is a puzzlement, to steal from Yul Brynner.
As a JW kid, I spent a lot of my spare time witnessing to other people about Jehovah God. Every single weekend, we went house to housing. It was unthinkable to stay home and watch cartoons when there were all these desperate sinners out there waiting for us to save them from Satan. If the JW's didn't personally get to absolutely everyone
, then they would never know about true Christianity and would all perish
. An awesome responsibility to put on a small child.
Now I wonder how all those thousands of JW's
miss this very basic point: god is perfect, outside of space and time, way more powerful, more knowledgeable than we are; yet, for some reason he depends completely on us effed up flawed humans to do get his most important work done.
Whatever happened to "if you want something done right, do it yourself?"
If god is really all that, why the hell does he need lower middle class black people from Chicago to save everyone on the planet from Armageddon? Why doesn't god just tell everyone himself and make sure they all know exactly what they need to know? What is the need of sacred verses, holy books and translating and mis-translating? Why doesn't god get off his holy a$$ and go somewhere and do something?