I dont belive its because people dont want to find truth for themselves...its more that many religions state to explore out side your faith is a sin in itself. Its a catch 22...if you want to fact check God its straight to hell with you, and many fully believe that mindset.
Mankind has many times before displayed a willingness to cast aside tradition in order to claim what he wants and feels he deserves. But there are times when we will willingly take those iron chains and clap the manacles on because the pain of servitude is far kinder than the pain of freedom. If you look closely at history, you can see this metaphor in hundreds of cases across hundreds of cultures - men, women, and children who have chosen a hellish lifestyle because the demons you know are better than the demons you don't. They would much rather face a darkness they know how to handle than drown in a darkness they've never fought before.
And there are times when life becomes so utterly unpredictable, and fate so inexplicably cruel, that you would much rather take a hundred lashes than be forced to fend for yourself in the free world. In short, these religions that restrict and oppress are, in the minds of men, a fair trade when compared with the cruelty of the brother who will betray you for his next crust or next gold coin.
Logically, no all loving god would say you must heed my word and never question it because part of loosing ones path and finding your own way back is one of the very things that strengthens faith the most.
I am very much relieved that you understand this. It it to my very great regret that many people seem to allow this "God" his own brand of psychopathic love simply because of his legacy. It's shameful.
Now i wrote this with obvious reference to the biblical god, but every world religion has lessons to be learned from if we simply quit worrying about who the characters of the stories are and focus more on message.
These stories provide the context with which to flesh out the lessons, considering the world is not black and white. But these stories no longer relate to the modern world. If I were to tell a tale of a German slave to a rich boy living in San Francisco, how much do you think that boy will understand? Especially when these stories were designed to impart a certain moral intended specifically for that region in that time. The world has changed, and so these stories are no longer applicable.
And quite honestly, if grown men still need children's stories to figure life out, then we all have a serious problem.
Regardless of if our religious texts we written by God or by man, they are still a reflection of humanity learning from itself in an effort to become the best humanity can bring.
But that's the point! We don't want to be good...we want to be good at it. We want to get better at the art of impunity, because it pays so much better than just behaving. And in the end, we just die anyway, and with death becoming an artform, with death becoming a necessity every day, we want to increase our odds of survival. We want to build our material empires. So we have to step on everyone in order to climb the golden ladder...
We don't care about others. We care about securing our own fates. You want to know the nature of man? Greed. We will never have enough.