A little heads up, this post might be a tad bit controversial.
I must tell you, I am an atheist, well sort of(I cross over to the religious side during my exams).
Many might call me an egoist for not believing in something superior but I have proper arguments to supplement my disbelief. The most simple one being, 'it has not been proved scientifically' and for the people of science, not proved is equal to not there.
Although I don't have a problem with people around me having faith in God, what irritates me are the stupid rituals which are expensive, damage the environment and of course, create a lot of noise. People say this brings people together, that being correct, it also blows my eardrums apart and gives me a headache the next day.
My belief is that the concept of God was devised by a long gone ancestor or a group of them, to give something to the common people to believe in. If they indeed did so, they had made a figure that would encourage people to do good deeds, make them scared of doing bad ones and most importantly, it would bring them together. This idea is ingenious, as no one can question the almighty for not helping an individual in need, if someone does, the simple answer would be that 'God is punishing you' or 'God has decided that this is what is best for you'. Also, if someone accomplishes something or achieves success in general, that individual will thank God and this will result in nothing but the increase of faith in God in the individual.
This was a great idea. (I'm not sure it was an 'idea' but if it was, it would have been awesome.)
What ruined it was the rituals, sacrifices and other questionable practices.
With this I conclude that, the concept of God may have been a good one but it has been long since it lost its simplicity. It has mutated into something less 'divine' as of today.
Do yourself a favour, give it some thought before accepting a religion.