Actually, the better question could be why God create so many religions? There are so many religious movements that it is impossible to name them all with any certainty, since there are so many divergent groups within each religious movement, and we are not even talking about the religious practices in the past that are no longer being followed, like Zoroastrianism, Mithraic or Orphic religions. I will use the Oxford dictionary definition of religion to illustrate this point. Religion is, “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods. This is mostly in line with the 17th century British author Daniel Defoe, who wrote Robinson Crusoe who described religion as “the Worship given to God, but ’tis also applied to the Worship of Idols and false Deities.”
So religion can be shown to be created by God as a way to feed God’s ego. I mean, place yourself as God for a moment and hear me out. You are God. The source of all creation seated in perfect and complete knowledge. But you’re bored silly because you are all alone. So you create our of your being – or out of nothing – worlds and galaxies and beings! Over time these things begin wondering where they came from and what is their true place in existence. Now as God, you have the power to tell them yourself or see if they can figure it all out with their limited, flawed instruments they call “consciousness.” But you as God understand that they will never agree on what You as God really are. It will be as Kurt Vonnegut said in Breakfast of Champions, as if they were yeast molecules theorizing about their place in existence and never coming close to their reality of being inside a bottle of champagne.
If you’re God, that kind of shit must be awfully funny. Especially all the more so when you realize that God gave you so many religions to choose from. Maybe God gave us so many choices because if the human race held only one conception of God as ‘true,’ there would be no such thing as free choice. I mean, that’s the reason the religionists give when they excuse the existence of evil. Evil is here because God wanted us to choose freely between belief and unbelief. It just wouldn’t do if everyone was certain that God existed or that everyone was aware of God’s presence. It is strange that God – or whatever is behind all the different versions of God – would require not only we believe in Him, but that we must pick the correct version of all the Gods that are worshipped on Earth. OH, and you have to pick the correct INTERPRETATION of the correct version of the religion because nobody can really agree how God should be thought of and worshipped.
But if you are God, why would you need to be worshipped? Wouldn’t that put a crimp in your alleged “omnipotence.” You are the center of the Universe. What would be the point of craving some sort of formal expression from your creatures? Doesn’t that sound a least bit wack?