...the Universe from nothing, but neither can I believe in the veracity of any single Holy Text. I just find it unlikely that among the multitudes of religions that have existed throughout human history there is one that contains the complete Truth. I also find the idea of a God that interacts with the world in a personal way, as portrayed in the OT, to be disconcerting and unlikely. In my mind, the God that can create the immensity of our Universe, that can exist outside of time and space, and that can create life, cannot be the kind of petty God that can be offended. But that is just my personal belief.