i could say a lot about what i have come to understand about reality, but it turns out, that the more significant part, the more personal part in my world view happens to be on the other side, the incomprehensible thicket of my world view.
so, if by religious believe you mean, what one personally relies on, than i have no believe.
if by religion you mean, what is the source of all your insecurity, then i have plenty of that.
(more knowledge=more questions)
but i have found trust (insight) in some things, some supporting pioneering powers of reality, that other people try to load on their own shoulders.
while this is not so very personal, it still affects me. i don't have to create wars in me or in the world, to make sure, what will be sure without my meddling - in the long run.
I'd like to believe else wise but it just makes too much sense to me.
I typically describe myself this way too, but you run into problems with people who make up increasingly vague personal definitions of God and then ask you to disprove those, as if you can't be an atheist without having rhetoric ready to defend against any random metaphorical conception of "God" that anyone can make up arbitrarily.
It seems to me that most people who declare belief in God are declaring belief in a literal, conscious, self-aware entity that observes and judges humanity based on specific moral imperatives set forth in holy scripture, and that he will bring the souls of the faithful with him to eternal paradise after death. There are lots of logical issues with this position, but claim atheism in reference to this common definition of God, and you get assaulted by a bunch of pissy new-agers who whittle away at the definition of God to eliminate logical problems until it becomes all but meaningless.
They tend to retreat all the way into something like, "God is simply the sum of all natural forces in the universe", which is obviously not what most religious people refer to when they say they believe in God. This vague spiritual/metaphorical force conception of God isn't necessarily unreasonable; it's just not what the word "God" actually implies to most people. But that doesn't stop them from insisting that you're a moron if you claim disbelief in God! It's pretty annoying at times.
If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?
I was atheist/agnostic, but now I joined some Z thing...
Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen werden Brüder, Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
Sort of playing with the idea of paganism/wiccan...otherwise agnostic. My spirituality is a personal thing...I don't like to share ('cos I'm greedy), but also I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to assume others share my beliefs.
Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.