What is one of the things that constitutes a bad story? Many would argue unrealistic scenarios and cliché, over imaginative plots. What would a bad author who wanted to make an overexciting action-story base the plot around? Probably something where a guy “saves the world.”
Religion is a bad story. Look at how it ends; heaven or hell. Literally the worst and best things both the human imagination and language are capable of describing. It’s just too easy. Real things aren’t that imaginative.