Originally Posted by Mumm Ra
a lot of people hated the gods that were worshiped for thousands of years before the bible was written, so they made up their own god and wrote of it in the bible
except there was no gods before the Creator God. those gods are nothing more than idols.
it also makes no sense for people to make up a god that commands them to deny their own autonomous will and freedom while putting their lives in jeopardy constantly by continuting to believe and follow that god.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)