I was raised a Christian, but stopped going to church regularly sometime when I was young. I could never take religion very seriously and still don't today. Many religions would have you believe only in that religion it seemed and not even god and Jesus. I am not sure that there is a God or Jesus.. Or Allah.. Or Buddha (despite my avatar/prof pic ) Yet, I sometimes like to think that there is a higher being when my logical side isn't steering my mind in other directions. And it is my belief that if there is a Creator, then He/She/It would not have all humanity live by strict laws and demand worship. I feel as though such things are immature in the eyes of a being so complex and powerful and wise. To create something as unique and miraculous as life in all of it's different forms, especially us humans with the capacity to think, reason, etc. such a being would have to be incredibly wise and understanding. I think that the Creator would simply want us to live an honest life in which we were kind to all around us, feeling compassion for those who need it and supportive of love and peace etc. He would understand our flaws and our mistakes and forgive them without demanding prayer while on the knees. I definitely do not think that you will go to hell if you do not live a pure life. I'm not sure I believe in heaven or hell, they seem like just another human invention. I do not follow a religion, I believe in a possible creator and living a simple life in which I strive to do as much "right" and as little "wrong" as possible.