I find most of this thread, on either side, a bit ridiculous as I have a strong tendency towards atheism, or agnosticism, or something in that vein that's difficult to put into words. But whatever. that's not the point, and is a subjective thing.
what is the point?
oh yeah. I like the way scientology puts it when you cut out and most of what LRH says: life is a game, if you want you can stop playing it. It's a decent way to say some of the stuff a lot of religions say.
My feeling, though, is that I'll stop playing the game when I die. I can't bring myself to believe that after I die I'll be likely to be still stuck in the illusion.
Whatever. General philosophy discussion can continue somewhere else if anyone is interested.