What has me not giving up completely on Religion is that the universe "had" to start somewhere, so why not with God. But then I raise this question to myself and those that are religious and they come back with because God just is. How can God just be, but the universe can't?
My personal response is that science supposed to have an answer. You're not supposed to say "just because or it just is" in science. Trust me, I've tried that on a few tests in college, it didn't work. So, if something had to come from nothing, then you just accepted the reality of not being able to explain a supernatural occurrence and making it logically possible for God (or any other higher being) being existent.
Now this doesn't discredit the thought that a supernatural occurrence happened with no higher being influence, but now you're accepting the belief that all existence was a coincidence KNOWING that it is possible that it was designed. Given that scenario, I would rather favor that it was designed through science as opposed to it was all a coincidence.
Sorry if I missed it, but... Alma, why do you think religion makes more sense than science? I didn't see you answer it before, and I'm curious as to your reasoning.
Ok, thanks. That's pretty much the answer a religious friend of mine gave, in particular the part about favoring a divine presence as opposed to everything being random chance.