I realize this won't be a popular opinion, but before getting angry just remember I'm not trying to encroach on anyone elses beliefs, I'm just expressing mine. I never believed in God until I was 16. Noone in my family ever expressed any opinions about the subject, and I was never taken to church. Once, when I was 16, I went with a girlfriend to her church. The people were singing and reading from the bible and stuff, and I didn't like the words but I felt a power, and a presence, like that of a spiritual presence. I have always tried to keep an open mind about spirits, and yes, I do believe in ghosts. But anyways, that's when I finally realized what God was, TO ME that is. He is a spirit. The great spirit. You could also think of him as the collective consciousness, and all of the unseen energy in our universe. And, when I refer to God as "him" that's just because that is the easiest way. In truth, to me God is more of an spiritually extant entity, not a thinking being, therefore mor of an "it" than a "him" but I still say him just because it's easier to use. That is my spirituality. I believe in God. But, I have not gone to church again, and even though I own a bible and agree with and appreciate alot of the moral lessons within it, I don't buy into the idea that it is the "Word of God". In my opinion, the bible was written by men, not God. And it is the intelligence of the writers to come up with the stories, that I respect, not some idea like what they wrote was dictated to them by God himself and therefore I am supposed to fear them, whether or not I identify with the morals of the story. This is a major fault of religions IMO the fear they instill in there own followers in the bible. It is rare that I come across many people like myself who believe in God but not religion, nor that the bible is the word of God. I just don't see why so many people believe this though. Doesn't seem silly when you look at it objectively? If I were to write something equally as profound (If I could) would you believe me if I told you it was God's word? Wouldn't it be more intelligent to assume I am a spiritual man who possesses great intelligence, yet wrote the words myself, not copyed what God told me to say? Does anyone else here share my views? Just curious.