When asked about my religious affiliation, my answer depends on how serious the questioner is. I may claim Pastafarianism as my calling, having been touched by His noodly appendage, or I may take the straight and narrow and simply say I’m an atheist. I sometimes wonder if I’m more agnostic, but with where I am, the difference is slight.
In the way so may people contradict themselves, I do sometimes behave theistically.
Remember my saying that I believe the universe is basically random? I do fundamentally believe this. At the same time however, when chance compounds chance and and pushes the outcome to the far edge of the bell-curve, I take comfort in the temporary belief of there being a god…to blame.
Sometimes things seem specifically designed to screw you. I carry around a little package containing Shai, the Moirai, God, Allah, the Parcae, the Norn, Camaxtli, Aerten, Urd, and all their compatriots for those times.
Whatever helps, right?