I'm curious to learn just what the thread title states.
Personally, I've always looked at religion (particularly the organized variety) with a great deal of skepticism. I didn't really take an active interest in any religions until I started reading up on Zen Buddhism and Taoism at the age of 17. Zen, in particular, held a certain appeal to me because it seemed a more practical and personal religion (if it can even be called a religion). I've always had anger issues, because I naturally repress emotions until I explode like a soda bottle. I found that zen meditation was very useful in helping me calm down and look at the world from a more neutral standpoint. I also think it helped me become a much more compassionate person in my dealings with the human race.
I should also note that I am an atheist, although some would consider me agnostic. I don't think zen and atheism have ever been mutually exclusive of one another. Likewise, I've met a couple christians who also practiced zen.
What are your types and, if you've had any experience with religion, do you mind sharing your experiences and insights?
Edit: I have to add that the karma thing has never really sat well with me. To put it bluntly: shit happens. I think it's how we deal with shit happening to us which really defines us. I'm not going to wallow in self pity because bad shit happens to me and try to justify it as the consequences of actions in some past life.