I can't move past the fact that "God"supposedly created this vastly chaotic but perfect universe, our earth - but for some reason he's supposedly hung up on a species - he created sinning, changing gender or sucking a dick. That's utterly utterly ludicrous of the bloke.
It's very hard to not feel like the human ego created religion, as a crutch to avoid confronting the meaninglessness of each of our existence, while lacking the knowledge and science to provide the answers. Humanity seems to need religion to provide comfort from that pretty stark reality of our existence.
The religion / the bible whatever really just does seems like some guide book to life written by some well intentioned chancers - that humanity ran subsequently ran with in some very very weird ways.
All the sinning & repenting fairytales seem to just be an excuse for human desires, and a method of keeping society on an even keel
I just can't cop that human's are anything but the species on this particular planet that have ended up being the smartest (and most destructive)
Afterall from space - (not far from our planet at all) - humanity merely looks like bacteria ruining the planet.
The leap of ego to think we're the special ones is pretty mind blowing
Let's not even discuss how goddam ridiculous it is how we worked up we all get on 13 "Warriors" chasing a ball around a field.
Nah bro he created you as in you with some sort of conjunction with emotions so that you can make decisions for yourself. Some people get gifts such as being an athlete, singer, high IQ but its up to you how you use it.
For someone such as yourself, this is how i would explain it.
think of it as the game of life. Lets say God created this game. Rules and guidelines Are all set out for you to succeed. You are a unique game piece with a long family history and story which is lets say your attributes which can affect your skills as you go through this journey, good or bad.
You set your goals or dreams as you go and God puts the challenges ahead of you. Hes sent you a clue (jesus) who will be your guide and tell you what you need to be careful for, he will heal you along the way as your health, faith and strength are your life bars. He will show you miracles and he will warn you about events you have to be careful for. Once your time is up, God will add up your score and you will either pass or fail.
Explained it this way to one of my mates a while ago and seemed to make an impact and got his game back on the right path.