I am agnostic not only for personal reasons but also for political reasons. Looking at this world around me and seeing how much bigotry, hate, violence and injustice occurs because of such strong conviction in religious faith makes me realize that who are we kidding to say one religion in the right one? Its based on FAITH. Not proof. I think faith can be a good thing and certain church groups can be helpful for your life if you need something stable to keep you grounded. But I am a capable independent human being and I don't need a pastor, rabbi or priest to try and shape my life based on how he interprets holy scripture.
The main thing that turned me away from the christian faith I was raised in was all the corruption. Living in a preppy, conservative city in the bible belt of america, church has become a status symbol for people to show off their new cars and cute clothes and then later to go out to eat. Its either that or religious fanaticism.
Quite frankly I am a democratic liberal and I don't like the stance the church has taken on trying to "fix" the gay problem. People are born gay. Get it in your heads.
I am a spiritual person. I connect though music, nature and writing. I really don't need to pray to something I don't know is there. I am, however open to all religions and the possibilty of a god. When a person defines their whole life based on religion then they are just accepting the "easy way out". Where a collective body dictates what is right and wrong. People should stay true to themselves.
I also wanna say.. keep religion out of politics!