I am personally not a believer in a God.
My religious views are realistically more of an mental capacity rather then a spiritual one. I am, in most regards, aligned with Buddhist views. So I do have belief, too a degree. But most of my belief is simply in that of nature and natural principles since I can see and understand logic that's present in nature. Things happen for a reason, there is a reason that there is so much consistency, and that certain laws work. I feel that this reason is simply that of either choice or "it is because it is" depending on what it is we're talking about.
Aerodynamics for instance, I don't believe someone thought it all out, I think it's simply behaves the way it does because that's how it works.
I mean individual phenomena within aerodynamics have mechanical causes, or actuators, but down low enough it all comes back to, simply complying with the way things work.
The reason I created this thread is I find myself always arguing on youtube about religion, and on such a large site there are no personal alias, to say, there is no relationships. Everyone is no-one to each other, we don't know each other etc. Whereas here, I "know" all of you, or at least your internet alias, and you all know mine likwise. Therefore I decided that it would be more productive to argue these points with people who know my alias and won't use poor tactics, and vice versa with me.
So in short I'm hoping that it will be a more positive environment, although from what I've seen in religious talks there may actually be no positive way to discuss opposing religious views.
"George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd."