...the elephant in the room
is that religious people overwhelmingly believe the religion of the society into which they were born...
What a funny coincidence, that...
So to all the people trying desperately to reconcile a dark-ages belief in supernatural beings which have no measurable effect on anything I say this:
Were you born in a different town or a different part in history, you'd still be sure you're right, only you'd be wriggling out of confronting a different set of inconsistencies which flow naturally from *every* made up belief system.
Yahweh, the God of the Bible and the Koran, is such a slippery notion. It's hard enough getting believers in the same religion to agree on what he actually is.
In the end, what he is is:
a) A part of self identity
b) A means to connect with one community and (as a consequence) reject others from another
c) A convenient excuse to dress up unappealing views about other humans (be they the wrong religion, gender, nationality or sexuality) as some sort of divine law.
Other than that, he intervenes and doesn't intervene.
he breaks the laws of nature and doesn't break the laws of nature.
He has an absurd demand to be told how good he is, usually via the medium of badly written songs or unusual body poses.
I think a pint of beer is in order. Fetch me to hell!