The defining moment in my search for religious truth came when I took a step back and looked at all the world’s religions. I realized that many of them make claims that contradict other religions, which means they can’t all be right. I also noticed that, if you’re not predisposed to think one of them is right over all the others, they all look about equally believable–which is to say, not very. I’m open to the possibility that there might be a god (or gods) out there, but I’m going to need a very good reason to think that’s true. So far, no religion has been able to offer any solid evidence that it’s right over all the others, so I see no reason to give any of them special treatment…even the religion I happen to be surrounded by here in the US.