We have learned more about our universe and how and why it operates in the last half century
or so than in all of previous human history.
This is why we no longer need to invent imaginary, magical, supernatural ‘gods’ to explain thunder, disease, planetary motion, speciation, chemical reactions, etc.
Hundreds of religious belief systems have gone down the toilet of history and the remaining ones are circling the bowl as we speak. Intelligent educated people understand this.
As Neil deGrasse Tyson so elegantly put it, “God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that is getting smaller and smaller and smaller as time goes on”.
The good news is that someday we will finally resolve the old question of whether religion is the cause…or the result…of insanity; then we can work on a cure for both.
Richard Dawkins distilled the attributes of the god of the bible succinctly:
“It is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it, a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic capriciously malevolent bully.”
That is no joke, any objective reader of the Old Testament will immediately recognize these characteristics in the first three chapters.
It’s a peculiar insanity of our species that some of us think it’s a good idea to even acknowledge, much less worship such a monster.