and Something you said earlier:
The definition of god(assuming its non-christian):
(in certain other religions) a superhuman being or spirit worshiped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.
Now, next question. Where did the non-living matter come from?
Any scientist will tell you that the universe is about 13.8 billion years old.
Now, how did the universe and non-living matter get here?
But regardless, the Bible is accurate in terms of the earth being round and hanging on nothing. Even though that may not have been what they thought then, it doesn't contradict modern science. I rest my case in this matter.
Not the best site Iv'e come across seeing as it only lists a few of them, but it
ll do until I find a better one.
Why am I bringing this up now?
Because once again, if it can be proven in other ways, the rest of the "pieces of the puzzle" fall into place.
God created humans, and put them on earth, he did not expect them to sin, and he actually only gave them the one commandment, "not to eat from the tree of life." and if they ate from it, they would die. Now the Devil (he was actually the first to turn evil, according to the bible, he was an angel of god who turned against him) came and told eve, "You will not die, if you eat from the tree, you will be like god, knowing good and bad." So eve ate from the tree and eventually like god said, she died. But before she died she had children, and because she no longer could live forever on earth, she didn't have that ability to pass on to her offspring. (just a side note. Some people believe that the devil is actually at work in some of the christian religion, as one of the doctrines they teach is hellfire, which if found nowhere in the bible. By believing in this, it is like as the devil said "eve did not die, she is still alive, but in another realm") Now God as a choice, he could destroy the Devil and Adam and eve and start over. But the what would that say to the other angels looking on? they might have wondered
"Could they have been like god? Would they have known good and bad?" So god, simply, put it this way "I will allow humans to rule themselves for a while, and it will become clear that they cannot end their own problems."
And, quite frankly, that is what I have observed. Man has had a few good leaders, but even they will eventually die. No one will ever be completely happy on this planet.
Now, you say that people follow this religion because they are gullible. The gullible ones are the ones who think they can actually change this world.