First of all I would like to state that this is not an attempt to disprove religion, or the existence of God. There is just a lot of confusion, due to many contradictions.
According to some people, God sends people to Hell because they were misinformed (believed in the wrong God/followed the wrong religion, etc).
- Is this true? And why? If God saw the future, he would know that there would be many people, millions even, preaching the wrong things. If God had the power to create us all, why didn't He write The Bible, and just dump it somewhere on earth for us to find and replicate? Thus helping to eliminate the chance of mis-interpretation, which is seeming to be a never-ending problem.
- What was wrong with the Old Testament? Apparently, the Bible is revised because things are mis-interpreted and that's how the New Testament came to be.
- If God could see the future, why didn't he write a version for each language that would be invented my man kind? So that there would be no possibility of mis-interpretation in future generations?
- How do you believe in God, without doubts, when there are so many other religions and Gods? What is it about your religion that makes you say "Yep. This is the real/only God."?
Now I will admit that I have not followed religion my whole life but I have never dismissed the idea that there was a God, either.
But I am so confused by everything, and when I read things online, I get even more confused because there are so many Christians out there who preach this, or that, and then I click away to a different website where another Christian will preach the complete opposite of what I just read.
How can one follow religion when we do not really know the real story? As far as I know, everything we read today about the Bible is just yet another revision of something we have not read yet.
Is there an original Bible? I.e. An unedited/authentic version of the Bible that still exists that is being sold, or given away around the world? Or is it merely an artefact preserved in some Museum now?
How can we believe in the right thing when there is more of a chance of us believing in the wrong thing, and never even knowing?