I was doing my part to make Slashdot a better place, metamoderating away, when I came to a comment on Pascal's Wager: an argument for believing in God, basically. Well, in reading the context of the comment, I came to a reply by Dunbar the Inept that echoed my thoughts on belief.
My religious experiences didn't touch on this wager, or any other argument for believing or not. It's as if it was assumed that I believed because I was in Sunday school, because I was confirmed (O.K., maybe there was an argument for the assumption in that case) and because I read some of the Bible, when, in fact, I was conflicted.
And these experiences aren't limited to my United Church of Christ days: as I briefly discussed last month, I quickly became discouraged as I read the Qur'an, with its strong language against anyone who doesn't hold belief in their heart. What's amusing is that, were I able to flick belief on like a switch, I would be insane (as Dunbar pointed out).