Careful study of the Bible leads to one conclusion: Atheism
I highly recommend "The God Virus"
Its hard to consider an atheist mentally lazy as they are constantly challenging and thinking for themselves as opposed to the faithful who have given up rational thought and turn their minds over to others to do their thinking for them.
Non-belief of many comes from the opposite of what you are saying about reading the bible. A careful reading of the bible and comparing it to other non-biased sources of information and common sense actually creates many atheist.
Any child from around six on knows that the stories told in Sunday school can't possibly be true. That's why religious adults spend so much time an energy trying to indoctrinate them and take away their natural curiosity of the world and supplanting it with bibilical "answers".
Late in life many leave the church because of its subpar morals. While society has moved beyond concepts of an eye for an eye, slavery, sending she-bears from the dessert to attack kids for mocking bald men, religious people still hide their bigotry, hypocrisy and hate behind ancient texts cobbled together from previous religions.
Its time to move on beyond spending one's life so concerned about death and work on living in the now and making the world better rather then depending on a predetermined path from a magical father figure in sky.
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Annoying religious bible thumpers at the door. What can be done about this scourge?