Some great posts people. "But I will let them choose you can be good or evil. You just have to choose which you want to be." But if I choose evil, I will be cast into a fiery hell to be tortured for eternity. There is no choice. "But think about it would you really want someone like God coming down and controling ever part of your life. Would you want to always be told what to do? Or would you like to choose what to do?" But he created us, so by all rights he can do whatever he wants with us. "Blinding believing that something is perfectly good is bad because you would allow whatever to take advantage of you if you are wrong, so explain how that part of faith in god is not blind?" I agree with you, I just posing food for thought. "Lets say some religion said that if you sacrifice something, you WILL have good weather, and you sacrifice whatever and you still have bad weather, then you have just disproved that god." Not a very good example though I can see what you mean - the bad thing about religion is that the 'priest' of said sacrifice can make up a wealthy array of nonsensical reasons to explain why there was still bad weather - insufficient sacrifice etc. "He's not jealous in that He's insecure: He merely expects what He deserves. Our wives deserve our faithfulness; our God deserves our worship." Even if they're unfaithful to us? Or our God perodically lies to us or torments us with meaning of life stuff? How is jealousy not related to insecurity? Why should its appliance to a divine being change its meaning? "the Commandments are not in order of decreasing importance" Unfortunately, I don't think many people see it that way. They're simple folk, and will see numbered items a reflection of their importance. "Unless, of course, God truly gave us these commandments. You seem to assume that man made this list." They did. Moses came down from the mountain with them. For all we know, he could have made them up himself - this is another criticism of mine about religions. How can one so firmly believe in what one person says when they're perfectly willing to discredit the voice of another? Do religious people believe in the religions of others? Why not? Why believe that one person was deluded or manipulated by Satan when founding another faith, and then accept the teachings of their religion's founder even though the same circumstances could apply? "First, you ignore the fact that the Commandments involve our relationship with God" Why should our relationship with God be regulated? "And yet He made something as beautiful as the planet Saturn, rainbows, and my girlfriend." Sweet. Though rainbows are created when water splits light and your girlfriend was created by her parents.