Growing up I was always taught about Hindu gods and Buddha. I never doubted what my parents or society taught me, I blindly believed everything I was told. After starting my bachelor's degree in engineering; my mind started finding the contradictions between the religion I was taught, the religion my friends were taught and my science explained. I always knew inside me there always was a contradiction but never had a thought about that. The more I started realizing about different religions, as I started reading religious books from different religions, I started finding myself distant from these beliefs. I started seeing religions as a hypocritical constitution made by male-dominated society that may have been effective to sway the primeval populace but it is defunct. The more I contemplated into these worldly religions; their ideas of heaven and hell, everything made me question the whole ball of wax. The existence of an entity called GOD in itself seemed so delusional. I started heeding to debates, being all ears to people with different religious beliefs, started mooting myself, colleagues and attending colloquies, then I found my answer i.e. religion does not exist! There!
Let’s do a case study, which may not volte-face you but may change your notion to some degree:
A is a very religious person, he prays to god every day, follows all the rules set by religions but assails humankind, discriminates them hinging on their religion, caste, race, status, and etcetera.
B is an atheist, does not believe in god at all but treats all people equal, respects them, helps people in need without considering cast, creed, religion, or wealth.
Who, in your opinion, will go to heaven?
If A goes to heaven; what’s the point of humanity? If you can just go to heaven by only praying God while being evil. I would rather not go to that heaven where God himself has no respect for ethics.
If B goes to heaven because of his good deeds, what’s the point of having religion in the first place? If we all do and be good, we all will be heaven without following the set of rules set by superstitious and hypocritic religions. If B couldn’t go to heaven just for not following the god in spite of his good deed, would you believe in that god?
So, either way you are screwed!