Religion may have started out quite innocently meant to convey, and direct by means of all sorts of symbolism towards, truth', soon it became misconception. Eventually, wittingly or unwittingly, it became misdirection and finally turned organized and institutionalized.
See "Cargo Cults"; a micro of the macro, to get an idea of how the religion principle 'works'; how it starts out and what it, over time, turns in to (mimicry).
The pontifications of people throughout history appear to be more about wishful thinking regarding traits of "God" than anything else. "God" as described by people, is nothing more than projection. And then, to form vast institutions that study and advocate one hypothesis over another and have those institutions spawn cultures and spin-off institutions that go to war for their ideals for 1000's of years, each side having their "prophets" and "chosen", each side giving promises to what will happen in the afterlife, seems to indicate that the religious parts of all this is a farce; a load of BS the world has been sold in A GLOBAL RELIGIOUS CONSPIRICY TO DOMINATE MANKIND!
Cheekyness aside, the religious institutions do seem to lack credibility for themselves and their actions - and "Christianity" being one self-evident example of this:
There are millions and millions of "Christians" the world all over; they make up about one-third of the world population. When all, most, the majority, á majority of these "Christians" would act in accordance with what "the word" is supposed to mean and/or stand for, the world would be a different place. It isn't.
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