You know? I don’t really have an exact answer.
I was raised in what I call “Sitcom Family Christianity”. Like, you went to church as a kid, and you wore your “sunday best” on Easter, but you get the feeling that it’s really more about looking good in the community and instilling Christian Values™ in your kids than it is about worship or personal belief. The Flanders family lives across the street, and they’re devout, upstanding citizens who look forward to going to church every week. But you’re the Simpson family.
You might’ve gone to some VBS sessions or a bible camp, and yeah, maybe you could quote John 3:16 if you really had to, but your heart’s not in it. That’s the sort of thing I’m kinda basing W2H off of; is this super midwestern, almost folk-religion version of Christianity. It’s this presence that’s always there, beneath the surface, but it’s hard to define. It’s just part of the culture. You have these ideas about God and the Devil and Hell, but it’s nothing you’ve read or studied extensively, it’s just something you’ve heard somewhere.
Maybe once every few years, late at night, you’re at the end of your rope and you don’t know where else to turn, so you kind of uncomfortably get down on both knees and pray by your bedside, opening with “I’m not normally a religious man, but…” and closing by stuttering over the “amen”.
I don’t know. I think religion is a very personal thing for people, and maybe some people dig the organized religion thing, and they get something out of a community worshiping service, but I think, like… really, religion isn’t something you can teach or force on people; it’s something you need to come to your own conclusions about. (Shout out to Eastern religions for nailing this on the head. That’s why I’m not bringing you up, you’re all about self reflection as it stands anyway. You dudes seem to get it.)
I don’t think about religion a lot, actually. But I think if there is some divine being who created life and the universe as we know it, they’re prooooobably not up there fussing over us and trying to regulate our lives; looking down at us–these tiny little specks–and saying “okay, but you guys with the matching dirty bits, you’re not allowed to file joint tax returns.”. Like… I just don’t see that being likely. If we were designed intelligently, it was by a being that was enlightened enough to give us free will, haha.
I’m not sure if that answers your question. I guess “agnostic” would be the appropriate response here, but I’m not exactly jumping at the chance to label it that either.