Christians and non-Christians invited to this thread. What do you like most about your religion? Personally, I like the fact that Christianity gives me hope for the future and the fellowship we have at our youth group and church.
This is a good question. Its a bit hard for me to answer since its asking about "religion". And I think it was a rather nice way for the OP to phrase your belief or denomination.
For me I have this disconnect between religion and my relationship with God/Jesus. When I hear that word, it makes me think of that verse that said something like, "True religion is helping the poor, orphans, widows and visiting the captives... etc."
But, here's my answer to what I think is the heart of the OP's question. To me the bible shows us how God stands up for and/or raises up the weak, outcasts, downtrodden, misfits and the underdogs. God is just & holy yet merciful, powerful yet loving. While most tyrants or dictators oppress others with their military might and political power, God rules by laws that are to protect the common people against tyrants, each other and their own personal vices. Having the ability to change people without striping them of their personal liberty. That in itself is amazing.
Once there was an excellent post by a CAA member asking others which of the Roman/Greek gods from myth were their favorite. After doing a quick Wikipedia search and reading though their bios. I came to strongly disliked all but 2. The later two I could somewhat tolerate. The common thing I saw was all powerful immoral beings frivolously playing with the lives of the mortals to suit their petty schemes. Don't even get me started on the adulterous Zeus and his jealous wife.
They pretty much all lacked that true pure holiness that I've come to admire about God/Jesus. There's a quote I really like, "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." James D. Mills
Thank you for reading my opinion.