Are there any non-Christian theists on this board? I ask because it seems that there are two polarities for the members here: either some form of Evangelicalized Christian or atheist. But, has anyone managed to go a different route? Buddhism? Deism? Philisophical theism?
I ask because one of my all-time favorite authors is the skeptic of all skeptics, Martin Gardner. Interestingly, he was raised as a fundamentalist but broke away from any type of Christian belief whatsoever. He does not believe in any religion, nor is he involved in "new age" mysticism (as a matter of fact, he's made a career of debunking stuff like that). Yet, despite his extreme scientific leanings and skepticism, he believes in a personal God. He proclaims himself a "fideist" -- someone who believes in God for non-rational reasons.
I consider myself an agnostic, basically. But, I'd be fascinated to read about the other "non-traditional" religious paths of other board members.