Originally Posted by karmachameleon
A religion hasn't spoken to me yet, so I guess I would say I'm an agnostic. However, the prevalence of conic sections, a human discovery, in nature such as planetary orbits (ellipse), a comet's path after encountering gravity (hyperbola), and trajectory (parabola) lead me to believe there is some sort of higher power. It's probably Glenn Beck. Support the Tea Party.
For me it was actually the moon. I was in the middle of studying the eclipse for a science class and it just randomly struck me. The position of the moon relative to the earth is just far enough that, when it passes in front of the sun, it blocks it out almost completely except for a single ring in what is arguably the most beautiful vision that can possibly be viewed with the naked eye. Anything else beautiful in nature I can buy simple science doing that. Abiogenesis? Sure. Canyons? Sure. Mountains? Sure. But what are the odds that the moon's orbit would end up at that exact right distance for its precise size? That just pushed me over the edge into deism. I still don't believe that the higher power does anything anymore though (unless it is Glenn Beck, in which case I don't want to live in his world).