Since it’s church day for some and nobody else feels like blogging, I might as well give a nutshell version of my own beliefs and how I got there. Born Jewish, I read my Leon Uris but I never believed anything specific, though I absorbed as much as I could from various philosophies. I especially enjoy writers like Karen Armstrong and recent popularizers like Tom Holland who take an informed and fundamentally human look at the history of religions. Paraphrasing William James, whether God exists per se the concept of God has had an undeniably real impact on things. At the same time New Atheists like Dawkins and Hitchens rub me the wrong way for a reason that I could not quite put in words.
Then one day I realized what I am: I am a militant agnostic. I support pretty much any search for meaning but to me that grain of doubt is indispensible. Since religion by definition covers things that lie outside the scope of human understanding, anything we authoritatively prove or disprove cannot possibly have to do with God.
That does not mean I disapprove of religion! I can think of plenty of reasons to practice a faith of your choosing. I can also think of of reasons not to. Not being a joiner myself I get nervous around any group of people chanting something, but I can see the appeal. And I get that religious fundamentalists do more harm in the real world than anti-religious fundamentalists like Richard Dawkins. But either way if you declare with authority that you know something which can’t be known then I’m not going to take you seriously.
Chat about whatever, including but not limited to whether theosophy is a pointless waste of good air.