Okay, many people have asked me about this throughout my life, so I'll just put it here.
I am not religious at all, so I don't put my faith to a Christian-Judeo god. I'm a Pantheist. I believe in everything being connected, and that we may be all a part of a higher being. That the universe is this "god", this higher power. Once the body dies, the ego dies with it, and all that's left is the soul or spirit or some form of higher existence. No emotions like happiness, sadness, love, hate, etc. No heaven, no hell. No redemption. No forgiveness.
That being said, I am not ANTI-religious. I respect everyone's beliefs equally, but I just hate what religion does to people (racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry, ignorance, and stupidity.)
This requires some effort on the other party's part though. You can believe what you want to believe, you're doing your own thing, then great. More power to you. For those who are just completely whacked-out, you can conduct your damn rallies and riot on the streets whenever you want. Not my fuckin' problem if you don't care how others look at and judge you. Here comes the biggie: do not ever, I will repeat, DO NOT EVER try to force your beliefs on me or convert me to your religion.
As aforementioned, I have respect for all sides of the game (in moderation of course), but when someone believes that my life is not fucking "pure enough" or just plain "good enough" because they live a different way that is so supposedly better, that's where I draw the line. Sure, you can talk to me about what your religion stands for and what it's all about, that's a-okay, just as long as it's an intelligent conversation and not "You know, you really seem uptight. Why don't you try my way of living?" Fuck no.
So please, believe what you will, but please just keep your conversions to yourself. With that, there will be peace and harmony...so to speak. America happy happy!