Which religion should I convert to?
Christianity can't be the best due to the shortcomings of its mover and shaker. For example:
God never answers the prayers of anyone. If He did, we'd see all kinds of different things occur, all kinds of different things prevented; and we'd not see other kinds of things like war, disease, swine flu, etc.
When has God ever grown back a departed part of a human being? An ear, a nose, a pinky, an arm, a leg? Plenty of people could pray for the missing part to be replaced, but nothing will happen. God can't? God won't? Whatever the reason, the prayer will go unanswered.
Has God ever moved a mountain? No. Even though Jesus says anyone can who believes in Him, no one has. Not even Jesus. Not even God. Just think, if God or Jesus had ever moved a mountain and there had been genuine witnesses, and ample, independent reporting, God debates would not exist.
And what can't a person pray to God to fly? Or to not die? And then have that prayer answered and fly, and not die? Can't God grant the impossible since everything with God is possible?
If someone prays a prayer than involves breaking a law of Nature, does God grant it? No, of course not. But, why not? He could, couldn't He? I guess He won't because that might drive the scientists batty.
A person who wins the lottery may believe that it happened because he had prayed to God for it to happen. But many thousands of others may have sent the same prayer to God to win the same lottery. God never answers prayers that break the laws of probability -- if he did, then every believer would be rich and Las Vegas could not exist.
When two people pray opposite one another, obviously someone's prayer will go unanswered. If a million people pray for the same thing but only one can have it (e.g. - winning the lottery), then by definition 999,999 people will have their prayers unanswered. In the WWII, during the heat of the battle, when things became dire, the American soldier might have raised his head to heaven and cried, "Whose side is God on?" While in another theater of war area, a German soldier in similiar circumstances would be lifting his head to heaven, and asking, "What side is God on?" And both might slump to their knees and pray and pray for the very same thing, to be victorious. But only one would be victorious.
God is not a doctor. He won't answer prayers to heal. If He did, there'd be no hospitals, no doctors, no need for the current health care reform. God doesn't answer medical prayers -- otherwise the U.S. would not need to spend $2 trillion a year on health care.
God doesn't answer prayers to avert natural disasters -- if he did, hurricanes would not hit the U.S. How many people prayed to God to make Katrina unravel and not come ashore? How many prayed to God to keep them safe and sound? How many pray to be safe in a tornado's path when the path is their own driveway, and they get blown away?
Where's the Christian God when He's needed? As noted previously, a child dies every five seconds from starvation. Not a single Christian has stepped up to the plate to explain God's non involvement. Not a single Christian has had the courage or strength of conviction to address this very real statistic. Just while I've typed these few words in the last 30 seconds, six children have died from starvation. Perhaps their parents prayed to God to do something, to help, to bring something, someone along in the nick of time. But, God didn't listen, or he just listened, and did nothing. Many of the dead children, too, must have prayed to God to help them, to save them. But, nothing. God watched as they died from starvation, as He watches now, every five seconds, another child die from starvation.
The "best religion" should have the BEST God, not a god who does not listen, won't listen, and in the final analysis, when it counts, does nothing, because either He can't, or won't.
Or, because He's imaginary, the honest answer.