I've started many threads criticizing religion, and have come to a tentative conclusion. I'm an agnostic and have never had a religious experience. And, were Christ, Mohammed, etc. to appear before me and tell me that He/She/It truly does exist I would doubt still. I would wonder if I weren't going crazy or having some sort of hallucination. I can't simply unlearn what I have learned nor disbelieve my own experiences in regards to what I have learned. Nothing that I have ever experienced nor ever learned suggests that there is a supernatural creator or god and almost everything I have experienced and learned suggests that there is a natural cause for everything that I have experienced and learned: i.e. there isn't a supernatural creator or god. I can't choose to have faith in a god. At the same time I have communicated with members of USMB who couldn't choose to stop believing. For them it would be impossible not to believe in a god. One doesn't choose to have faith in their particular god or creator and one doesn't choose not to. You either believe or you don't: almost as if you are chosen to believe. Do you agree with this?