I came in here to read about green coffee beans and I see you guys are waxing philisophical.
I'm sort of more of an agnostic. If any god wants me to recognize it then it would come to me and prove its existence similar to certain things already proven by science. Otherwise, I really do not care. I also do not recongnize the existence of karma or any similar universal justice although I can see why some do. There are studies on this but it would take me weeks to find the info again.
Being raised by some strong southern baptists, church and relgion were a daily part of my life. However I had a couple of horrible experiences as a child that faith and prayer did not save me from and that began my path of doubt. Because nobody can tell me that an innocent kid needs to be taught a lesson like that.
So I studied different religions, becme interested in science, met people of varying faiths and a tiny few who were atheist and agnostic.(This is part of the southern bible belt). And eventually I realized that I had no need or use for any god in my life. That the only real rule I needed to follow was to not harm others, (IE self defense, military service, and similar situations might require breaking that rule though.)
Thing is I keep it to myself outside of message boards because I got tired of defending myself. This does not reflect on all believers but the ones I know refuse to agree to disagree. I know that some of us may always argue with religious people at every opportunity. Still others would rather not go there. But some important life discussions take it to that point.