This blog’s usefulness seems to be reemerging, so I should update my explanation of what I believe. It has solidified, pending new information, into the following:
- For daily decisions, I am essentially atheist;
- When interacting with Christians, I summon my former Christian self as a veil;
- Philosophically, I am agnostic and a utilitarian specist;
- When pressed, I admit to deism, as I think the universe implies an outside influence that could rightly be called God.
I still have some things to research, such as the feasibility of evolution and the historicity of the Christian Bible. But for now I’m reasonably confident that any sane God will be fine with how I direct my life. Given an insane God, I can’t conceive how I could adjust my life – other than to despair that a lunatic is in charge.