I am completely uninterested in group think and I am completely uninterested in any religion that gives the notion of a God human characteristics, like anger, veangeance, petty dislikes etc. Why? Because to my mind, if there is an omnipotent force out there it would not be bothering itself with issues that afflict the human conditoin much. It has many species, planets, galaxies under it's dominion, why give a shit about someone being gay, or drinking alcohol etc? Makes no sense but it makes perfect sense when you think about humans in general getting pissy with other human's about petty grievances. Most religous texts smack of petty grievances and sectarian control. So I threw out all membership and books associated with religions of the organised sort, eastern and western varieties.
But does that mean I don't believe in an ominoptent force holding the universe together? No it doesn't. I do ardently believe in something greater than me and what my limited mind can conjure. It would be the greatest arrogance to call myself knowledgable in all things and pretend I have all the answers. It also brings me comfort to think that I am not the highest end product of evolution. We would all be in dire shit in I was.
So I have my own religion if you like that I adhere to....
Belief in an omnipotent presence in the universe.
Belief that self-discovery of what that means to me is important.
Refusal to become evangelical about it.