Religion is the product of arrogance and ignorance.
The idea that everything evolves around us.
And that the entire universe was created exclusively for us.
While in truth, the universe wouldn’t even notice if the entire Earth was instantly destroyed.
If God is omniscient, then why would he allow innocent people to die from diseases?
Truth is, if God really exists, he also created the bacteria which kills people.
If, hypothetically, bacteria were conscious, they could think everything evolves around them and humans are the virus.
They would not understand why their “God” created humans.
So obviously we’re missing the big picture.
We may never fully understand the purpose of life within the universe.
But assuming a creator made it all for us is plain arrogant.
Personally, I don’t think a single person on Earth has the intellectual capacity to understand the real truth behind the universe.
Just like a worm trying to understand the complexity of three dimensions without the sense of eye-sight.
We can’t understand how consciousness is created and what happens to it when we die.
And people fear what they can’t understand. We need answers if only to make us sleep better at night.
Any religion arising from this was inevitable.