What are the questions you might ask to a religious person to crash their beliefs? You only have 5 questions to ask.
I've been listening to Ricky Gervais lately, who has stated that throughout history there have been just under 3,000 deities documented that humans have believed in and worshipped. He goes on to say that christians believe in 1 deity, so therefore they are atheists to the other 2,999. Then he says, the difference between himself and a christian is that he doesn't believe in one more than they do. So, ask...
Why do you choose to not believe in 2,999 gods?
I can't ask them 5 questions. My big things are that the bible as we know it came into existence around 336 AD. What does that do to your faith when it is 300 years after the time of Jesus whom, by the way, was not a Christian.
My second item in religion is that we do not know a birth and death for this man Jesus. We celebrate his resurrection from death on Easter every year, and just like Passover, Easter has a changing date. Did Jesus arise again on March 30th or on April 19th? How many times did he die and come back?
Lastly, I find it absurd that Saul of Tarsus (Paul) is credited with writing most of the NT when the man did not even know Jesus and also never met him. Just reading the books of the NT show that people also had a lot of problems with Paul in his own time as well. That also includes Jesus followers.
I wouldn't ask any unless a person was questioning their faith. Their belief is based on just that, faith, not reason or logic even though they might think so. Absent an interest on their part, I'd just be wasting my time. If a person is strongly religious I will have little or no interest in spending meaningful time with them. They might be great as a person, but the world views are just too different to interest me.
God is doing something. It doesn't matter what the something is, as far as this question goes. You pray. God hears your prayer, changes his mind, and does something else that is notably different from what he was doing.
So what's going on here? Is it:
God was initially doing something wrong, but didn't know that until you told him - in which case god is not all knowing,
God was initially doing something wrong, and knew it, but couldn't do the right thing until you prayed - in which case god is not all powerful, and somehow your prayers grant god new powers that he didn't have,
God was initially doing something wrong, and knew it, and could have done the right thing but chose not to until you prayed - in which case god is actively choosing to do what he knows is wrong, which means he cannot be a good god, or
God was initially doing what was right, but your prayers pursuade him to change his mind and do something that isn't right - in which case your prayers are fundamentally and inherently wrong and damaging.
I cannot see any other option. It's got to be one of those four.
Q. 1 - God being a Non-Corporeal Entity beyond ALL Time, Space and Matter writes a book, a book made up of Matter, i.e. either pulped papyrus or treated skin, So, WHERE, HOW, WHEN and WHY did this ENTITY come to realize that such things as books, papyrus scrolls/parchments actually existed and writing upon them would also convey to others ( that did NOT exist at the time btw) the thoughts and words of this Entity?
Q.2 - "In the Beginning there was the word and the word was with God, " -Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 1, Line 1, SO , a) what was this word, how exactly was this word produced/spoken by an Entity with no physical form, vocal cords, etc, etc, No atmosphere for the vibrations of the vocal to create and reproduce the sounds (vibrations) made by these vocal cords,
Q.3 - This Entity, living alone in absolute nothingness beyond ALL time, Space and Matter DECIDES to create EVERYTHING from this absolute NOTHINGNESS, How is that done,
Q.4 - This self-same Entity suddenly realizes that EVERYTHING around it is just Darkness, So, IT decides to create LIGHT BUT does NOT create a source of that LIGHT until much later, WHY and HOW,
Q.5 - SINCE humans and Human languages have NOT yet been created/invented in WHAT language/script was this BOOK written?
I have never heard anyone say that thinking is easy, it is not easy. Religious beliefs require no effort beyond the recitation of passages from a so-called holy book and or the singing of religious nursery rhymes. Why did you choose to suspend critical thinking and anaesthetize your mind with religion?
#1. Does your religion have anything to do with helping widows and orphans while avoiding worldly corruption?
Religion ... pure and faultless is this: to help widows and orphans in need and avoiding worldly corruption. James 1:27
#2. Does your religion support government issued identification for buying and selling for taxation, capitalism slavery and government control?
and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath [government issued identification with secret numbers only known for transaction purposes] Revelations 13:17
#3. Does your religion support invasion of foreign lands and raping it from the original indigenous inhabitants calling them such as Mexicans, indian and native American?
#4. Does your religion provide that everyone on Earth is able to enjoy the one major thing that separates homo sapiens from any other, that being intellectual capabilities to freely enjoy all knowledge, understanding, wisdom, skill, craft, trade and college certification of every kind free from tuition, free from loans, free from any fees?
#5. Does your religion provide free medical for everyone on Earth so that everyone can receive all the most current medical services, treatments, healthcare and healing services free from any cost, free from any fees or free from any indebtedness so that everyone can live healthy lives getting the services they need when they need it?