Reading through the Scientology thread has me wondering why so many think it's ridiculous while practicing another religion. How is it different than the more established religions? Does age make a difference? Crazy stories from thousands of years ago are better than crazy stories from tens of years ago? Are aliens in space planes more ridiculous than walking on water or fitting millions of animals onto a relatively small boat? Of the religious among you, what made you choose the one you believe in? Was it a decision based on comparing all the options and going with the most logical? Was it just what you were brainwashed with as a child? Yes, this is a troll-y thread, but I am genuinely interested in how and why you chose what belief system to base your life on.