I think we are, as human beings, rotten at the core. We have to work to be peaceful, tolerant, and loving.
I think any scripture from any culture has fantastical myths, and that there are levels of understanding, and we achieve the level we are able to achieve and get what truths we are able to assimilate, and each of us is different from the other in that respect, which is exactly how it should be. I think we should respect each other's understanding. Getting wrapped up in the literalness and the details is a sort of devil's trap to create argument and dissent. I'm definitely an ecumenist.
I do believe in miracles because I've experienced at least two events that I consider miraculous and direct answers to prayer, and if it could happen to me, it could surely happen to anybody.
I also do believe in baptism and church, but in the sense that if you decide to be baptized, you are making a spiritual alignment that cannot be undone, and in the sense that church is the community of believers, not a building.