The pious people in every religion seeks the protection and acceptance of a God. They are ready to submit to their Lord. But we know that only one religion can be true at a time. Therefore all the followers of false religion are unfortunately disregarded by the true God. This makes the doctrine of religion ridiculous and mysterious.
God is a loving God and he loves all his creation. Some people may not believe in God but that does not make God not want them. He has given us free will and empower us to exercise it according to our own wish. We either choose to believe in God and love him which is his innermost desire also. But if we choose otherwise it does not make the omnibenevolent God to dislike us. We are all same in the eyes of God.
Sorry for the "over-Christian" headline. I'll state my own points, and refute those of the original poll poster.
How many cases have you heard of Christians saying "Man, I wished God would actually use me for something important..."? Maybe a few, but what you think is important, isn't necessarily always what God finds important (attempting to personify God, haha). If you're a Christian, and you've given God the full opportunity to allow Him to use you for His purpose, chances are, He's already using you. Since humans can't tell the future, or the thoughts of others, there's no way of telling if God is using us. The job of Christians is to spread His word, stand back, and let God do the rest. However, spreading His word can be a challenge in itself.
What does the opposing side say?
- "But we know that only one religion can be true at a time"
What is true, in the aspect of Religion, resides up to one's own choice. No Religion has yet to be proved 100%, so it would be normal to believe in what you find to be "truth" according to your standards. Your standards, and yours alone. This also concludes as to why parents shouldn't choose the religion of their children, as they should make that decision on their own as to what is real for them.
- "Therefore, all the followers of false religion are unfortunately disregarded by the true God. This makes the doctrine of religion ridiculous and mysterious."
What is "false religion" if that choice is not up to you, but to those given a choice of what to believe in. This instance, is kinda like "false hope". False hope, is still existing hope, regardless of whether or not it is true. So, in actuality, there is no such thing as "false religion", as long as you believe in it. Now that this is ruled out, "This makes the doctrine of religion ridiculous and mysterious" is also ruled out, if the previous statement is false, and it is. Go tell any religious person "Your beliefs are ridiculous", and it's just about guaranteed they won't change their mind about their religion. Faith/beliefs outweigh simple ideals.
Every religion in the world takes the stance that their’s is the true religion. Objectively, how can this be true? The development of religions has not much changed from when man worshiped Zeus and Juno, Epona and Thor. They all have explanations on how the world was created, descriptive on how one should live one’s life and methodology on how to worship god or gods. It can make one think on what is the truth on the matter. On the premise that there is an omnipotent being, would the religion of one group of people verses another be of importance? Or is the mere belief in a god sufficient enough? I don’t think an all powerful being capable of creating all of existence would lower itself to this level of pettiness.