My urgent statement to anyone reading this, and especially to those who have read other posts here:
I stand four square on heterodoxy. If you are a Jew, Muslim, Christian, Gnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Shamanist or Zoroastrian — be a good one. If you are an atheist, grow up. I had to. It was hard and took decades but was worth the struggle. If your religion is scientism or statism you need to get help. Whether taken together or singly, these faiths are sociopathic, anti-human and anti-life.
As a postscript, I am happily a child of The Enlightenment and a spiritual person who cherishes the divine wherever he can find it. I do not see these things as in any way contradictory.