Do you believe in God? How do you imagine God? What is your relationship with God?
I grew up going to a Protestant church. Don't know when I realized I didn't believe. Had some of the best times at church. Still go w/ my gran 33% of Sundays. I enjoy it b/c of the community & social events it brings into my life.
I think that social aspect is most of the reason that people participate in religions. Social obligation, expression, & especially control. How do you get people to conform, listen, give you $? Make up a system in which their disobeying rules = really bad metaphysical consequences (that can't affect them in this life, or else we'd know scientifically that heaven/hell = scam).
Also, I freaking love to read. The Bible is beautiful, but just words, sometimes w/ moral lessons, mostly entertainment, a la 1,001 Nights, Aesop, Grimm's.
I find it really hard to believe & take seriously anything in those books. Some happened, certainly. Jesus was a real dude, sure, but was he divine? Son of a god? Able to die & then rise from the dead?