Lately I’ve been thinking about the curious responses I often recieve by religious folks after I answer their questions as to why I left Mormonism and why I haven’t aligned myself with another community of faith. Except for the most fanatic of the believers, I tend to get a response that varies little from the following “I don’t really believe in the myths or supernatural aspects of my faith either. I just believe in doing good to all men and that’s the essence of my religion.”
Well, I don’t like to view the world in black and white, but the essence of everyone’s religion appears an awful lot like Humanism.
So, is that it?
Religious folks today are just Humanists with cool coming of age ceremonies, more colorful holidays and better potlucks?