I decided to re-post this in response to all the God blogs lately, this in a nutshell sums it up for me and I didn't want to have to re-invent the wheel to do it.
Thanks for your forbearance
Recently I found a reasonable and practical way for me to worship my personal deity and practice my version of faith.
I have decided that I will worship a rock in my yard as god and provide it with daily respects.Why a rock in my garden? Why Not?
Is the rock in my yard any less real than your personal god being on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or in some "Heaven" in the sky? NO! In fact it is much more real as I can touch mine.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not going to change my life in any way just because my god now resides in my yard. I will still try to treat people the way I want to be treated, help where I can and not hurt if at all possible.
Does my higher power perform miracles for me? How should I know? I've never seen it but it's possible. Did My higher power create the world and all of the cosmos? If it did it happened before I was here and I sure can't prove it. Is my higher power better than any other dogma out there? Definitely not!
About the only thing my personal god does for me is provide me with a daily reminder to try to live a good life and be a good person.
Oh and also give me a tricky turn for the lawnmower.