People who abandon organized religion but still believe in a creator/god, are what I call "halfway there." At least they're not out to hurt anyone with their beliefs, or impose their doctrine on anyone else. You hear a lot of people say, "I'm not religious, but I'm spiritual." A lot of time, these "spiritual" people will spend countless hours and money going from one new age fad to the next, looking for enlightenment or a deeper connection to god. This makes me sad, because I was once the same way, and I remember how lost I was--how needy I was for meaning and purpose. I have relatives who are still. It's a search that will never end for them, unless they finally realize there's nothing more to find. For me, that was enlightenment. I wish everyone could learn to be satisfied with what's right in front of them. Life is too short to waste on the search for something more. There is all the meaning in the world (in the actual world). And you don't need to understand where it all came from, to enjoy it. At least I don't. Am I making it too simplified? Should it be more complicated? To me, it is all simple. It's just life. Until it's not anymore.