So what am I thinking?
I subscribe to something I call the “all right/all wrong” theory of religion.
Every major fundamental religion has a common shared beginning at its core. The supreme/higher intelligence/deity/power of each faith is actually the same. A common god if you will. The founders of each religion had separate and maybe similar experiences with this “god” thing, but due to social, environmental, economic, geographical conditions, each religion developed differently or was interpreted in different ways. Similar to the blind men and the elephant story.
Mankind, for some biological(illogical?) reason has the natural instinct to invent and develop something labeled as “religion”. These faith based practices help explain our existence. They also give comfort, direction and purpose while providing rules to live by. I suppose this is the “man created god” theory.
“Most of the world’s religions tell you not to murder. Some of them will kill you to prove their point.”
The last quote along with the subject of this post were taken from the character played by Alan Bates in the British TV mystery series “Oliver’s Travels”.