The details that science has revealed to explain how this happened may be incomplete, but at least they rely on the scientific method. And even then -- despite the fact that science's explanation is more rigorously obtained than religion's -- science has the good manners to call their explanation a "theory". Religion, on the other hand, is by nature didactic. Here is how it happened. I think you're selling science short by comparing the two so evenly.
My image of God is anything beyond the immediate nature of experience. Anything spiritual, whether in the form of a personified consciousness, or a life force, or any of that. Even something as simple as Gandhi's statement that it's not God that is truth, but Truth that is God. It sounds nice, but Truth can just be Truth. Any of it -- all of it -- requires belief, a certainty or kind of certainty about something where there can be no direct knowledge. As I've said, I don't describe to belief. I don't see why I should. I spend too much time trying to be actually informed and apply critical thinking to things to simply accept wholesale any supernatural system as being the true nature of the world.I'd like to hear your opinion on why you feel that way. Personally I can't find one legitimate reason to dismiss it as any less possible than any other plausible explanation. Also what's your image of a "God"? Is it a distinct separate being from the rest of the universe that created it like a sculptor would a sculpture? It's always possible I suppose, but if that's what we're dealing with then I'd agree with you. Westerners tend to associate the word, or idea of God, basically with magic tricks and supernatural occurrences. For a lot of Indians that couldn't be father from the case. I've posted this clip before, but it's Watts giving a short gist of the Indian concept of God. It's a very coherent and logical possibility.
Yeah, Brahma makes a certain amount of sense. It's supposed to. Religions evolve just like anything else, to fill a role. Christianity makes a certain amount of sense, too. So does Buddhism and Shinto. Even Greek and Roman and Norse Gods make sense. No religious system has ever done a better job explaining evil in the world than the Greeks and Romans. It's all storytelling to me, trying to fill in the gaps beyond our ability to perceive... a byproduct of humanity's unlucky lot to be intelligent enough to perceive our own limitations in perception.