I have never seen a defence for an established religion vs other established religions that was not circular, nor blind to its own deficiencies.<quoted text>
Well let's have a look at that, shall we?
Why such a very easy and simple question only be answered by the spiritually rich?
What lots of foundational info do we miss then? You seem to be one of those spiritually rich, assessed by your wise and rich words, so explain please.
No, really let us know why all those other religions are false, instruments of deceit and control of the masses.
Go ahead, I am wasting away....
BTW your post is an almost exact copy of the answers I get when I ask a Muslim about it.
I continue to make an exception for Zen, which simply claims all dogma is ultimately pointless, making it at least compatible with rational empirical thinking. That does not make me a Zen Buddhist, but its nice to know that at least one religious system grew up to the point where it jettisoned ultimately futile and unsupportable fairy stories about how we got here. Zen does not pretend to know, nor particularly care.