Let’s start by agreeing the biggest variables in whether or not a person is a Christian, Muslim or Hindu is the religion of his/her parents and country of birth. The easiest path is to follow the religion of birth, it’s harder to leave it.
I was reminded of this today when reading an “analysis” of the pagan faith done by a Christian. The jist of this analysis is the pagan faith is one of gods that are imagined, gods of the mind.
The Christian faith, on the other hand, has a real genuine god. The “proof” of this was the human god, Jesus.
To make this leap, it is necessary to believe the Bible recorded either everything correctly, or, was mostly correct.
One must believe the super natural events, that the motives of the characters was what it was reported to have been and events were recorded accurately. When one observes the standards for varifying all this is much lower for the Bible than for current events, it raises doubt about the objectivity.
For example, the primary evidence that Jesus was God came from Jesus himself. We would not accept anyone’s claim today in the same way.
I’m reminded of the story during the past decade of “weapons of mass destruction.” There was never varification of them to our general satisfaction. Nevertheless, today people claim they existed or exist somewhere.
When people of one religion skewer another, they would be viewed in a better light if they would acknowledge the influence of their religious heritage.