Buddha was asked if he was God and he said No! Then if he was a saint and he said No! Then he was asked "Then what are you." "I am awake" he said. You are correct Religion is a scam. Jesus was a person but Christianity was made by Romans. The real scam is on you for not looking past religion to the people that inspired them.
Not even the Bible has promoted waiting around... you are way off base.
The reason for faith is simple..it is the reason children can learn. They completely trust their parents and this allows them to absorb what goes on around them... as soon as the parents cause the child to miss trust they begin to slow their learning.
Religion has the same effect in the long run but if you can look past it and have faith you can open up to the idea that each and every person has something to teach you.
Everyone will save you or you will not be saved. The Romans wanted to cover up what Jesus said in this regard so they came up with the Bible.
The study of theology has been a passion of mine since I was about 12. I grew up under a strict Irish Catholic Mother, but also a very liberal open minded father. At about 15 I figured out that Christianity wasn’t my thing. And over the years as I traveled the world, I felt a strong pull towards Buddhism.
From my research there are only two individuals that ever walked the Earth, in which people didn’t ask WHO are you but WHAT are you, and those two people were Jesus Christ and Siddhārtha Gautama (the Buddha).
Which theology is right?
That is the wrong question to ask.
Which one is right for me, is the correct one.
As the saying goes, life is not a riddle to be answered, but a mystery to be lived.