The inability to directly observe something is not proof of its non-existence.

What I think the OP is trying to say is that religious traditions don't all boil down to "because god said so". If that is what the OP, it makes sense because some religious traditions are never stated about how to perform them in the holy books. So saying "because god said so" would not be true because the traditions in question are not in the holy books.

For example, on Purim, a Jewish festival holiday, people make and eat hamentashens. Hamentashen are a jam filled cookie named after the villain in the Purim story. There is not a single verse in the bible that tells people to make hamentashens and god definitively does not weigh in on the matter.

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