I do not consider what i said before to have been flippant, carslake.
Neither do I Anti-Tyrant, if you think I'm being insincere then your wrong.
Your statement 'Reality just is' takes alot of insight to see nevermind the time spent knowing it like you know yourself. It's such a fundamental truth, preconception and fear are removed, no limits, free thinking, insight... shamanism.
Just like Shamanism, there are a great multitude of different beliefs and practices on this planet, and i find merit in all.
So do I, I also like to put them down for whats crap about them.
It may well be the case, after all, that such beliefs are merely a more advanced/diversified form of shamanism, one that gives others the ability to experience the inspirational genius of the self-realised mind if they're lucky.
Shamanism may have arose when the first human began to think about what would happen if he struck two specific rocks together (creative destruction.), but there are a number of different faiths i feel hold equal merit, if not more, with shamanism.
Some are born with it some are switched on it's good we have many ways to develop spiritually. Unfortunately some of the faiths like to send you to hell or reincarnate you as an insect if you don't do as they say.
Taoism and Buddhism for example, provided me with a very particular tool i needed to appropiately grasp Shamanism, so it may be the case that one could argue that i follow that particular 'ism' while gaining a greater understanding of the Variety that shamanism has to offer.
Taoism for me gave me a different position/angle to view the insights I found.
It would be worth pursuing a greater understanding of many faiths rather than one, as i find it adds character and perhaps even gives the individual a greater sense of cultural differences in the way people follow their faith.
It would be difficult to appreciate the true value of other religions, if i focused my spiritual being along one path with a great many forks...
Is that learning the same lesson in many ways, either way that approach will be great for your spiritual growth I'm sure.