I don't really follow the aethist line. I don't know if there could be some higher power or God. By that I mean something that influences the universe. Hell, it came from somewhere right? I just think organized religion is utter bunk.
Taoism lines up nicely with me. You impact your reality and the world around you. Your mood, your decisions, your actions. You aren't good because you get a reward when you die. You are good because you are. I still go back to my core belief that people can believe in anything they desire and I am no one to judge them based on the same.
Oh and Thomas Paine is my mother fuckin' hero.
I have a word limit on my cynicism