I used to have a live and let live approach to religion, as long as your faith didn't want to kill unbelievers like me, as so many have, I didn't care what place of worship you attended. I now find I have no tolerance for religion. I have no issue with your god, it's your religion I struggle with.
When I say the sky is blue, and you agree, neither of us know if the other is seeing the same color, if what we call blue is the same thing. When one person says the word god, who knows what everyone else sees?
I don't have any problem with a god, or gods, however people interpret the word. Whether you mean a supernatural individual or nature, whatever your god, that's your god and I have no interest in disputing that with you. Religions are not about god, they are cultural, political and financial institutions, and I do have a problem with them.
My main problem with religions is all the complete bullshit they expect their followers to swallow. Special hats, wing'ed horses, talking snakes, rules about body hair and diets and all the rest. So much bullshit. Stories declared as history, violence as service to a god, supernatural intervention, bullshit.
As an example, Moses, received the commandments directly from his god, don't kill, then directed his general to kill all the Canaanites. Bullshit. Major religions are based on the life of Moses, his conversations with his god. How can this be?
The rest is history. Wherever religion goes idiocy and corruption follows. It's nothing to do with a god or gods, it's just humans exploiting the best nature of other humans, their desire for something higher, turning that to their own advantage. Religion turns the best of humanity into the worst. If you don't believe me, buy a newspaper, death and torture at the orders of religions appear every day. People being held in the chains of superstition and ignorance, brainwashed from birth, is less reported but equally rife.
The other major problem with religions is the way they are used to justify, even promote war. War is the worst of humanity, religion is often a cause of, or a justification for war. How can anyone follow any faith that has any part in this?
Why do you need your religion? Isn't your god enough? Let religion go. Your support tacitly supports the violent extremists who claim the same faith, your support allows religions to control governments, by withdrawing your support you will be serving humanity, and probably your god too. An educated, 21st century adult can't possibly believe all the bullshit religions spout, so stop swallowing it. You know it's bullshit, let it go.
If your god insists that all other gods are impostors, you have to ask yourself why your god created a world with so many gods? You already don't believe in lots of religions, what's one more? Of course your god didn't create lots of other gods, humans created gods, not the other way around, but if you believe a god or some gods really exist, surely that's enough? You don't need a self serving institution to reassure you, do you?
I can no longer tolerate religions, they've proven themselves despicable, all of them. Your god or gods are your business, but your religion has to go.
In 2016, for the love of your god, religion has to go.