I've always thought that God (If s/he does intervene with the universe) is as powerful as you want it to be :/. Anyways, I just don't like the whole "Muhammad is better than Jesus cause...." debate since it is practically Clash of the Titans again.
I have always thought about death when I was very young (I think about 2) , I cried for a bit, but then I came to this conclusion: "Worm Food". I told my mom about this and she kind of helped relieve my thanaphobia (sp?) by telling me that death is like life being asleep forever... (edit: Or you help nature by giving back nutrients/energy in the earth/universe. I can't remember)
I used to believe deeply in God in a way that he helps guide my life but I let myself overcome the fear of being punished of blasphemy in the afterlife. People overtime grant God for their abilities and successes but even when I did believe in an intervening God (I was once a Christian for 5 years
) I have always thought, "That wasn't God, that was you! You should be more proud of yourself since it was only you that did it." Having God help you in your life is almost like cheating in a way. There are other people in this world that need God more than we would ever have.
ps. My thoughts on the afterlife has changed, but I dont want to go more in detail to that. The famous Epicurus quote about "death ceasing to exist" helps explain most of it.
psps. I know my sentence structuring is horrible :P