Well, I have to introduce myself, so here goes:
I was raised an athiest.
Then chose to be agnostice.
Then decided to be muslim when I was 15 (yeh I'm a white muslim).
My favourite philosophers are:
Socrates who then taught
Plato who taught
Aristotle then taught Alexander the great, but he isn't a philosopher.
My favourite philisophical Alorgy is Socrates/Platos alorgy of the cave. If you look it up, you'll nottice the striking similarities between that and the matrix.
I believe that it near impossible to disprove somethings existence, but I believe that if God exists, then he would give proof for his existence, rather that the humans have to rationalize his existence. Also, if a religion were true there would be evidence within that religion.
I choose to be muslim because I believe that the quran can be scientifically proven, but I also accept the possibility that I may be wrong.
The only way I can reason why the quran is so perfect though it was revealed 1400 years ago (supposedly) is either this is a dream/figment of imagination/my brain in a jar somewhere/matrix glitch, or an alien gave the quran to muhammad, or someone went back in time to give quran to muhammad, or the quran really is the book from God. So I take pascals wager and play it safe by acting as if it was from God.
Yes I am a rationalist thinker but accept that I must act empirically to survive in the world I'm comprehending.
PS: I forgot to say, in my free time, I self-study ancient religions and scripts. I'm currently working on the dead sea scrolls and the nag hamadit library.
I'm not advertising but I think this is a brillient site for all your ancient scripts needs:
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home
If theres a rule against putting up URLs, remind me and I'll take it down.
I admit I only skimmed through the rules 'cause I couldn't wait to start on the forum