You're welcome to BELIEVE whatever you want. The problems arise when "christians" insist that their beliefs are facts, then proceed to FORCE those beliefs on everyone else.No it's not the 'bottom line', the bottom line is that the evidence of God's existence is right in front of us if we just look at it. There's no way life and this universe could have just come from nothing. That belief is as irrational as we're told God is. The real bottom line is that God does exist and that a lot of people are going to be sorry when they have to stand before him and explain why they never accepted him.
Another poster confuses what God dictates with what man interprets. Many religions have this problem. Followers twist and manipulate things for their own wishes and use them to kill and destroy. In reality, God doesn't want anyone killed at all, things like the Crusades and the Iquisiton were a big mistake on man's part.
That's what the catholic terrorist campaigns of the Inquisition and the Malleus Maleficarum were all about. These campaigns of torture and terror were devices created by the rcc to force those who even THOUGHT of questioning the catholic church or dissenting from it to abandon their ideas of thinking for themselves. Those who weren't victims of these terrorist campaigns kept their feelings quiet simply to survive.
IMAGINARY gods have no jurisdiction over atheists