This question has been around for ages or not? I am new to this forum so forgive me if i sound a bit intrusive on the religion matter. I personally do not believe in god, reasons will be explained further but i love to discuss the subject. In my personal opinion, i think religion is a big laugh and a big money pot. I seem to fail badly in understanding why peope exactly believe, or at least still believe. I really could not come up with 1 point wich would make sense. People have believed for ages. Why? Well if we look back on the pyschology of the human being it is logical one seeks answers to their questions. People have been on the rise to power ever since we developed our own consciousness. People have used power ever since they knew how it worked. The difference between people exists so one may have more need for power than one other. Between the ones that seek power more than others are two groups: The dumb and the smart. The smart obviously used power in a more efficient way than the dumb (or less smart if it offends anyone). To get to my point: If one that is smart had the tools to invent a being as god to control a certain society would one use it or not use it? My iq level according to Dutch and English tests is 129. This means i am not insanely smart, but im above average. My insight seems to be good. People in my social environment consider me smart & intelligent. I am not here to brag but this makes my statement i am about to make easier to support with a decent introduction. I would most certainly use the power to control society. Problem is: i think society is already being controlled if not by one group than by multiple. I do not have a certain group in mind. But would it not be most logical to give the answer to the people you want to control wich they want to hear? People are wanting to have a purpose since the moment we knew what purpose was. I believe every religion is based on controlling people by making them either afraid or answer their unanswered questions wich are formulated just right so the majority does not exactly know what it says or means or even has the need to research the matter. I cant get my head anywhere near that. We are being controlled by more ways like TV or magazines. But seriously a being in the sky looking at us? What is he doing... laughing his ass off how pathetic his creation is? Humans are outstanding beings, but not if some all knowing being with almighty knowledge created us, thats just absurd. In my opinion this is a matter of ignorance to have a purpose or a ridicilously good played strategy by people controlling the modern society. Share your thoughts on this! Thanks for reading!