Then you know what egotism and haughtiness is. Just remember no matter how smart you think you are, Gods thoughts are higher than yours. Your his creation. What product is better and smarter than its creator?
You are not giving yourself enough credit saying God's thoughts are higher then yours. But I have noticed this a fundamental element of Christianity. You are broken and born with sin. Cursed because your ancestors did something wrong (eating an apple). Because of this your god is so angered that every person after must prove himself by worshiping his son. It's an inferior existence. Simply put you just don't have self esteem about yourself. There are supposed to be limits on you as a human. You dare not go into certain areas but it's OK god will handle it he knows better anyway. The idea that you are equal to god is evil because first god will punish you and second this is also what Satan did.
Because you are from god you are god. A lot of Christians interpret that statement in a Satanic way but that's not the case at all. It's all a manipulation that began with the Catholic Church in the centuries following the death of Jesus. True a man by that name probably did exist who was of influence but his original teachings were perverted by the church. A lot of evidence points to it being a more Buddhist style teaching. The idea that you as man could through discipline reach higher levels of consciousness. A "heaven" or Nirvana if you will. But ultimately the power to do that is within you only and can never be given by something else. Even Buddha himself said he was not a god, he is a man. So we should not worship him but instead question his words and ask if they still make sense. Because we too are men and therefore just as capable of deciding that. We too have the capability to achieve what he did. This means for example we can listen to new scientific evidence and not be limited by what Buddha or Jesus who lived thousands of years of before this knowledge could have known thought. The forbidden fruit of Christianity is knowledge but you don't have to think of that in a evil way. God does not dislike man learning and adapting.
The problem with Atheism Vs. Christianity is neither one is willing to admit the other one is a right in a way.
It's likely Jesus never said many of the things now taken as fact in Christianity. For example the entire resurrection aspect of his story did not exist until the Middle Ages. Until then he just died. There are several stories written by various people that for some reason, are not in the bible. Entire years of this man's life do no exist in the offical Bible but they do in other texts. At some point someone who was himself a mortal man decided what to include. The Catholic Church has a long history of seeking political control especially in the Middle Ages and people had many prejudices and unscientific information in that time period.
Isn't it possible you are reading what someone wanted "god" to be when skewed by their own biases of the day?This is why it's interesting to me that Christians take the Bible as fact.
The church told you need them so that you give them money and power. They speak on behalf of god whom is a force you can speak with on your own. They tell you it will be angry if you don't go to this certain place on a certain day every week yet this thing is everywhere and always watching according to your own logic. The concept of Hell also did not exist in the Middle Ages. Christians predating that still believed in a higher existence after death but the concept of being punished was not the same. It's all lies by man. "Hell" is simply the lack of that higher existence after death. It's possible to do it but you have to really want it or be truly evil. God is really very forgiving and understanding if you want to have true growth and education from your life experiences. It's not going to be mad you don't spend all your time worrying about it and worshiping it. It's simply there and being a good person is enough.
So the moral Atheist as many will claim to be will one day see they were wrong in a way but also right. Because god is not the Christian, Muslim, or Jewish idea of god. A lot of them can exist in that higher place if they wish to after death even with their life spent saying there is nothing.