Thank you for all the comments and suggestions. I must apologize for not proof-reading my intro before hitting the reply and also the delayed response due to a “no computer” family vacation that I just returned from.
I do not believe that I am in any form agnostic or atheist, religion is an Institution. I deny this Institution as it does not imply to me, it has no importance or significance, nor does it impact my life in any form. Religion is formed around values and beliefs, where Atheist can believe that there is no such thing as god, whereas a christian can believe in Jesus, or a Jew can believe that god is a direct source. I think by understanding that religion is nothing more than an Institution or a control, and to realize there is a choice not follow the sheep or believe, but rather believe in yourself that you have choices and you have control over your life as nothing has control over you, has a completely different understanding.
I tend to believe that people are raised into religion, after-all family is an institution as religion is. Starting a young age our parents tell us to believe in Santa Clause, after-all we like presents and we like to get what we want. Which is interesting that Christmas is the same day that Jesus was born in the manger, and perhaps one of those Wise men took a marker of some sort and recorded the date on the wall of manger or maybe it was written a calf skin, and the date 12/25 lived for forever more. Back on the point though with the institution of family, within family there are beliefs in which family teaches religion. As the family teaches the children about Santa Clause, with religion they learn about God or Jesus, and often those 2 are confused topics. Eventually, as children age become older they begin not to believe in Santa, there really is no substantial story there, he is from North Pole has Reindeer and Elves, this easy to grow out of. With Religion, we come to the point of I’ve never seen or heard, this doesn’t seem right, but what Santa Clause was missing religion has, there is a story called the bible and it appears in too many forms, in fact it is adaptable so that each family can have their own version of it, and family teaches generations of family what their families religion is. They form the part of the institution that is controlled, when they try to break free they are encouraged to learn and participate more in religion and not venture outside of the belief or faith. Learn more about god or jesus, or santa clause. It is hard to separate the religious view, when your family is engulfed into it and family is controlling you to participate in it.
As for me, I do not have a belief (there is a difference between belief and understanding,) I am not participating, therefore if I am labeled than, I am nothing, I don’t submit to religion or the controlled institution that it is in any form. I was born, I will live and I will die, there is nothing further than what I know and understand. I know that I was nothing that became something, eventually I will die and become nothing again. There really is nothing more to it than that. I don’t want to be controlled, after-all there is no spoon.