To preface this: i am just curious about what people believe and why. I don't want this to turn into people attacking one another, but I do ask you to give me at least a little reason why you believe. My faith has never been a major part of my life, but rather, an addition to it. I started believing because of several near-death experiences which have convinced me beyond a doubt that there is such a thing as divine intervention. I've learned more since then, but it is not an overly serious, major part of my existence. I strongly believe in the idea that people are not "fallen" or sinners, but rather, we all have the potential to become "divine" or like God. I try to emphasize the positive part of my faith over the negative. My faith is not necessarily any one denomination (i think most churches are corporate or overly bureaucratic and have political agendas), but ideas and opinions i've formed over time from my own experiences. I do believe in God, but not in any Biblical or Christ-like sense.