Somebody - you know who you are - brought this up in an IM conversation. Listen, DON'T ask for my opinion on something, and then proceed to tell me my opinion is wrong. Fuck. You.
As for my opinion, I'll say what I always say: I believe in God, Jesus, and the Bible. THAT'S IT!
Religion is something that is invented as a way to control people. What, the Romans all of the sudden decided "Hey, those people we've been persecuting for centuries, they're right!" No! The Caesars saw belief rising in the populace, and took it over so they could control it. End of story. Guess what? YOU'RE STILL BEING CONTROLLED!
And, just so that everyone hates me, the Bible is woefully mistranslated. Why? Probably many reasons. Let me just say that Hell is a tool used to control people by fear, so you tell me why the word grave all of the sudden becomes Hell. (And several other words as well, whenever it was convenient. Imagine that!)
In conclusion, most people are easily led sheep who will believe what they are told to believe, because it's easier to do what you're told, pay lip service, and sit back with a brew to watch TV than it is to think for yourself. Try actually doing some research, and then get back to me.