When we humans first became self-aware we have struggled with the idea that our existence is result of a creation by someone or something greater than ourselves. Obsessed with the idea that our happiness is a function of how well we please our perceived God Of Creation, thousands of generations have spent painful lifetimes searching for what we desire most--a rational, forgiving, protecting, infallible, and accessible God.
It is incumbent upon us, given the vastness of the cosmos, to consider that if a God of Creation exists, then our God is more likely a multi-dimensional being than a three-dimensional being. If our God Of Creations were three-dimensional then God would be experientially more accessible than our perception of God is to most of us.
Unfortunately, as is true with most of Earth's creatures, humans are a flawed three-dimensional species. More importantly, we are a flawed three-dimensional species in search of a God that doesn't exit--a three-dimensional God. But what we desire the most is a God we can experience with at least one of our five senses. Given these parameters, a rational search for an other-dimensional God can hardly be anything anything but frustrating and painfully flawed.
One way out of this quandary for many of our kind is to seek refuge in the powerful embrace of religious dictum and to fully embrace the powerful solace of faith. But, faith is nothing more nor nothing less than believing in that which we can neither prove nor dare to deny. Faith, defines a willingness to believe without proof what we have already decided to believe. It is a road that is intellectually flawed but emotionally and intellectually easy to travel.
For some humans, however, a road of religious quotes, religious faith, and a "paucity of critical thinking" is a road they are not willing to travel. What they want is a search for God that is absent "hysteria, piety, arrogance, and fraught with invalid leaps of logic which men use to validate absurd interpretations of The Bible" and other religious documents. What they reject most is blind obedience to emotional logic, repressive rules, punishment for critical thinking and acknowledging any advances in science that suggests their religious interpretations could be wrong or, worse, does not serve someone's political agenda.
For this group of Creation's children a rational search for a rational accessible God is not for the intellectually and the emotionally fragile. To a person, they admit that a rational search for God is fraught with spiritual, emotional, religious, and intellectual ambiguity and discomfort. Still, to a person, they insist on a search for God that is not based on blind obedience to centuries old religious dictum. They do this in spite of the four prong ambiguity and discomfort cited above--sometimes requiring personal battles and confrontations on all four fronts.
Nevertheless, almost to a person, they manage a kind of satisfaction, happiness, and sometimes joy in their search for God and in whatever relationship they feel they have with their perception of God. More importantly they are never made scared, angry, insulted, defensive, or damaged by anyone who question their beliefs or their right to believe what they believe. Ultimately, they experience a healthy Earthbound happiness for what they are convinced is the immortal soul that defines them because they have no need for human validation to confirm their beliefs