Assuming God is Real
Why else would there be so many other religions? Let's examine a few other options:
God allowed people to create different religions because
A: He doesn't give a shit
B: He wanted to spice things up
C. He enjoys confusing and misleading people
D. He is powerless to stop competing belief systems
E. He doesn't want everyone to go to heaven (or doesn't want hell empty)
Now I know what you Christians are going to say, " He gives us freewill so we will accept him without force". O.K., but if god has the following attributes:
Omniscient - knows everything before it happens
Omnipotent - can do anything
Omnibenevolent - all loving
how does that coincide with the current state of affairs - 1000's of different competing religions?
Why wouldn't a God with these characteristics choose one of the following options:
Live among us on this planet
Have us live with him in heaven
Beam knowledge of his existence into every mind with unmistakable messages that prove his existence
Have his message constantly communicated over all the media sources of the world.
I'm sure that there are plenty of other ideas. So,
Do you guys think God is schizophrenic? If not, which of the other explanations would you choose?