I do think that there is one intelligence that is our entire universe. It's what started the whole thing and what keeps it going.
I think that most religions are an attempt to make sense of this and to set some moral standards for human behavior based on the culture’s understanding of the bigger picture (the creator(s) of the world that they live in.)
That, I can sort of follow. I do think there certainly much more than what we can comprehend - there's no doubt. And that we are also part of some bigger picture.
But that's not the selling point of most religions or why people chose to believe in them.
I never felt there's a place where religious teachings can fit in comfortably. If you examine the writings in the bible and other religious books, it's fairly obvious that there's as much stuff that makes no sense whatsoever as there's stuff that vaguely does make sense (and how we humans intuitively feel about things anyway. There's an unintentional presumption that people who have never read the texts may lack a moral compass: research shows this is not true). One does then wonder how relevant those texts actually are to anything that we learned so far, anything we feel or anything we still have to discover? To me, I view the writing as a historical document mostly relevant to the times in which they were written.
If it's all supposed to be highly allegorical and requires so much deciphering, after which people still don't seem to agree on the meaning anyway, And it keeps changing over time, I do question the need for it at all.
There are still many who do take these texts literally (or the way they want it to take) and it does represent a number of problems because of it...
But yes, I do often feel this very strong feeling of One-ness every now and again (just now, waiting for the Northern lights to appear for example) but I don't immediately equate it to a god. Certainly not the kind described in the bible.
If I was pressed to pick something maybe it would be Buddhism. But it's more a philosophy rather than a religion.
And certainly doesn't come with all the "bells and whistles" (life after death etc, well, the way it is portrayed in the monotheistic religions anyway).
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