I spent the weekend with a Thai friend who was a Buddhist. I was curious about her religion because my cousin who introduced me to her was able to go to her place in Thailand and has told me very interesting stories.
Of course, the stories of my cousin were littered with silliness and humor, like how his knees almost gave way from too much kneeling. But at the end of it, I think our religion has similarities. After all, there is a huge chance that we are all praising the same God, only made different by the culture one is born in.
But what is more interesting though was the question my friend threw me the other day. He asked if I was an atheist because I mentioned I was a free thinker. I told him since when did the two become the same and he told me about the traditional meaning of free thinking.
If I am going to be ancient, he has a very good point. But you know what, my free thinking goes beyond the traditional meaning of free thinking. I just think freely, meaning, my mind is an open source, and surprise, I do not care what free thinking means traditionally.
Besides, I think it will take a lot to make me an atheist. I do not find contesting the existence of something I do not even believe exists sane.