What was it that helped you decide that all religions were bullshit? If it was the bible, what parts and/or verses helped solidify your decision?
For me it was gaining the courage to speak up about my doubts & to ask questions boldly without fear of the social stigma. Once I had the courage to live such that I required good reasoning for every decision, the irrational beliefs started wilting and fading away.
It sounds as though you are referring to Evangelical Christianity. Not all religions identify with 'the Bible'. 'All' is a sweeping statement and the post does not take into account the function that religious adherence and philosophy represents in differing environments and cultures. This is actually an "Are you still beating your wife?" question which implies that the listener has already capitulated in your preferred response outcome.
I have always been an atheist. My son became religious and asked me to read some off the bible. I read genesis for 5 pages and had to stop many times from laughter. It was way too much nonsense. I love science fiction and fantasy book but this was too ridiculous. I have no idea how someone can buy into this when they read it. I guess you have to raised into it to believe it. Indoctrination and dogma.
I have NEVER received a cogent answer to a religious question. Growing up, my family wasn't religious, but it seemed like everyone else was, so I was curious about what I might have been missing, so I read the bible and I asked questions. Recently, in Paris, they drained a canal, and discovered all kinds of shit in the water and muck that nobody realized was there. Reading the bible was looking at that canal water, but reading about the bible, Christianity, religion, and topics in that theme was like draining the canal and discovering all those discarded pieces that lost significance in peoples' lives. The veneer was gone and, in its place what I felt was a greater understanding.
The concept of hell is what got me to be a deist, but after learning logic, intro to philosophy, human psychology, that’s when I stopped believing in a god in general.
As for all religion being “bullshit” I realized it through the religious dance and music of culture, where they would all go through a trance. Learning about the psychology of how it’s in many religion, I can see the psychology of tribalism, and how there’s really no true groups, just groups you’re willing to call your community is all.
For me there were 2 specific verses that really solidified my non-belief. 1) God is love. And part of a verse that defines what love is..2)...love holds no record of wrong doing. So then my question was, if God is love but love holds no record of wrong doing, how can there be a Hell?