I believe in lesser than one God, my friend, but I may not argue with followers/believers of any religion because I haven't learned much about any religion. The fun I was mentioning is myself watching the discussions already going on in religious forum threads, I'm most likely not looking for getting into religious debates
I did a test once while staying in a hotel. I opened "The book" at a random page and read a random paragraph.
It went something like.
And he came down from the heavens, looked upon the mountains, and the valleys and they were filled with bodies... etc
I guess I want to believe in a merciful God, and no fire and brimstone. I reject that 100%. There seems to be a million and one ways to book a one way ticket to "Red hot poker up the ass ville" and I just don't buy it.
Sure, there maybe a god but I don't want any part of the God that the bible talks of.
I am sure ther was more to it than just that one glimpse into the Book that made you say "no thanks". No-one is so shalow as to give up so easily! But to answer your one glimpse, it's like I take a micoscope, have a look into a minute part of your body, and go "oh yuk, what an ugly dude". Just like there is more to you that makes you a special and unique person, so it is with the Book. PS. Don't give up just yet!
I searched (many years ago, now), but found Him, at a low point in my life. He (want's) to be Needed. Many people I know came the same way. When you have "nowhere else to turn", He shows up to help. 30 years later, He's still there, helping, (me).
If you could ask God just one question, what woud it be?I guess I just wonder when we put all of the materialistic stuff to the side, what really matters? If you had one shot to get an answer from God, what would...