Karl Marx supposedly once said, "Religion is the opium of the masses." and my response is that he is completely correct. I don't mind being addicted to the opium, but I became disenchanted with the flavor I was consistently given as a child, and as an adult I am looking for a new "drug" or at least a different flavor of opium which will give me a better hit than the one I was given as a child. (I'm excellent, usually, at running with metaphors.)
Raised as a strict, Irish Roman Catholic, I became interested in Judaism at the age of 8. I've read up on nearly every religion and understand most of the main tenets. In the fall of 2006, I tried to convert to Judaism, but stopped because of personality differences with the Rabbi.
I am still searching, questing. I am lost without direction. My currents beliefs are a mix of Buddhism, Atheism and an interest in my Catholic faith, while still wanting to be Jewish at heart. I'm a Spiritual None. I feel spiritual, I believe there is a God, but I have no religion.
The tough parts: I believe in God, but not Jesus. I believe in trans-substation, and Mary, but just not Jesus. (He was Historical, but not a God). I also have an oddly, but strong feeling that there is nothing after death, but believe in a spiritual realm.