I’m not an atheist per se, because I believe in a Higher Power or whatever. I do have faith, but I don’t know where that faith lies. I do, however, believe that I’ve been “helped” or “guided” many times in my life in ways that I can’t explain. I don’t believe in coincidence; rather, I believe in fate. Therefore, fate, for me, is a sign of a Higher Power guiding me to where I should go, be it bad or good.
In terms of organized religion, I would have to say I’m agnostic, but nonetheless, I respect all religions. The reason for this is that anyone I know, and care about, who is devout in their religion, is entitled to my acceptance. I’ve been to Catholic weddings and funerals (I never take host, though) and most recently, a Jewish funeral, where I respectfully wore a yamulka. I had no problem with that.
I may not agree with teachings of a given religion (check this thread) but I’m really too tired to rock the boat.
I’m going to a lesbian Jewish wedding in July. Let’s see how that turns out…