I have no God. Raised as a Catholic (forced choice that goes along with childhood and background), and currently atheist.
I got to that conclusion by studying Jewish, Eastern and Catholic philosophies, comparing them with history (and historic leaders of each movement), checked up to see if it stood its ground vs the cult movemement warnings, thought about the consequences in real life, look at it in the
transaction analysis mode (who gives, who takes, who loses power, who takes it, win/lose). Got some interesting thought changers along the way. The exercise gave me the data (principles/paradigms) and ideological foundations, different viewpoints of the same situation, but it pretty much stopped there.
Not to denigrate any religion, though. Take what floats your boat. Some people need it. I personally just don`t need any. Again, no disrespect. As long as your religion does not criminally go against any of my rights, fine. I prefer (20th century mostly) biographies as alternatives: comes from real people, who did real things (recently), and certainly more credible.
Genetics, math, neural network and chaos theories, memetics, studies of crowds, science (and the scientific ideology) makes far more sense to me: ideas can be debated, tested, upgraded. Call me a Geek. Vote Borg ;0)
Call me narrow. I won
t get bothered by what is humanly out of control. And dont get me started with guilt. ;p