I just want to open up to new possibilities but with evidence to support it not just 'faith'.
Abandonment of a traditional "theist" belief system through lack of evidence, is both natural and highly recommended IMHO. All of the reasons already given are valid and healthy reasons to do so. Trying to find new possibilities while still holding to former preconceptions and prejudices is circular and a journey to nowhere.
You also asked for brevity so I'm gonna have to cut and paste here . . .
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- A Einstein
Those simple statements reflect the futility of belief in a distinctly seperate transcendent entity, as espoused by most religions.
Having discarded such belief, I personally "swept the table clean" and went looking for truth through current scientific understanding and contemporary scientific theory, chiefly in nuclear physics, in pursuit of the "building blocks" of the physical world. One area of interest is the Wave theory of matter (WSM)
Although it is a chiefly Atheistic approach in a traditionally religious sense . . . it does open up some spiritual implications . . .
another C & P . . . (posted in an earlier thread)
Hope this helps Unky.