Here are some good questions to consider as you work on the big question:
-Is there a God or gods?
-If there is a God or gods, can we know this God or gods? How do we have access to God or the gods?
-Who or what does each religion or worldview say is fundamental to the universe? How do they establish these claims? What implications follow from these starting points?
-What religion or worldview best accounts for the presence of evil and suffering in this world?
-What religion or worldview makes the most sense of morality? Are there people committed to this worldview that live heroic, inspirational lives?
-What religion or worldview makes the most sense of human purpose, dignity, and community?
-Are the claims of this belief system testable or verifiable by reason? How would I know it to be true?
-In the long term (say, over the next two billion years), what happens according to this perspective? Does it offer a justifiable hope for the future?
You’ll probably have your own set of questions. Writing them down serves a number of purposes: it makes clear what you want to investigate, it empowers communication with others, and it serves as a way to track progress.