Seriously late to the party, but I enjoy answering your polls.
I am Christian. I am proud of my relationship with Christ. But I am not religious.
I say this, because I have seen both extremes- I currently attend a school that is rather patriarchal, homophobic, and guilts people into doing things out of the name of God. However, I have also been harrassed by atheist to the point of tears, stalked, and called every name in the book. Why? I said "God bless you."
People tend make the other side look really bad, I know that now; for a while, I thought Queen was a band that wanted gay people to take over the world, thanks to my....wonderful...principal. But I have also been confronted by people who think that all Christians through Bibles at everyone around them and spout verses like a fountain.
Obviously, both of these are not true. But being raised in a Christian home, I felt very depressed, because a lot of what I had believed to be true ended up being wrong, and because I had never really been attacked for what I had believed. After I recognized the the bias and the blatant discrimination against homosexuals and other religions, I honestly was about to give up on Christianity.
But then I realized something. I am a follower of Christ, not a follower of followers.
I began to walk my own path, develop my own relationship with God, and honestly, I've felt much more lifted up then I did two years ago. I'm able to see things in different perspectives, and accept people for what they believe. I've been able to stand up for what I KNOW is right.
And I realized that there were so many amazing people around me that demonstrated true Christianity- and not all of them were necessarily Christians. I believe God sees everyone equally, and I know that He helped me change my viewpoints and put away my bias. I follow Christ, and I am very proud of it, because I feel as if his life was something amazing, something that people should pay attention to.
And you know, even if there is no God, I will still follow Christ. Because I would rather die knowing I did my best than spend the rest of my life judging people for what they believe in.