I do not follow/practice a religion. I have never really done so since I was little. My parents and I used to go to church, but stopped when I was still a toddler. Mom tried really hard to make me read the Bible, but I outright refused. However, I am familiar with a good number of its teachings and scriptures.
My mom is religious though, and we have a mutual respect of each other's beliefs. Although I do have a lot of existential dread; I struggle with the idea of death and any 'afterlife'. It's a rather complicated thing for me, I guess. While I believe that living beings have souls, I am simply terrified of dying and ceasing to exist.
The things that I have learned about religion leave me with a lot of questions, and I guess I settle with the stance of an afterlife/god/divine being/deity not being able to be proven or disproven. I would rather spend time actively doing things to help people in need - putting in the effort to connect with someone - than to send prayers up to 'someone' I have never seen nor known to exist as a means to try to fix a situation.
I don't know that I believe in miracles, moreso I believe in coincidence, luck, and the resilience of people.
When it comes to death, I will attend funerals, but I usually do not pray aloud - rather I keep quiet and just listen.
I have absolutely nothing wrong with those who practice religion. I have a problem with people who use religion to justify the mistreatment of others.
I take a combination of morals and ethics from different religions that I agree with and apply those to my life. Rather than practice religion, I'd rather practice making good moral and ethical choices that do not intentionally cause harm to others.
I find that living my life with principles of realism in the forefront of my mind has been the most successful way for me to navigate through the challenges and struggles that I have endured (and will endure in the future).