Retired Tv news cameraman. Been in California for almos 40 years, mostly in the SF Bay Area.
Why are you here?
We need to defuse religion and stop killing in it's name. "Man created god in his image" and at this point in evolution we can do with out the absurd superstitions.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
The Hokus Pokus is just to keep everyone busy. My wife was enamored w/ Buddhism and I thought it was fairly harmless. I still believe it's the least toxic of the superstitions but unnecessary and it's not really what I believe.