Please, don't turn this into a hateful debate between religious and non-religious people, I'm just trying to understand religion, all religious people of all faiths are welcome to answer; Christianity, Buddisim, Muslims and Jews and any other religion. And please, don't preach at me, I'm not looking for a sermon, just curious about all religions in general after a conversation with a few Christian and Atheist friends. What is it about your religion that makes you believe? Not just faith, but what evidence do you have or what has happened to you personally in your life to give you this faith? I only ask here because this is a forum surrounding depression and I have seen many many of my fellow posters state that they do believe in one God or another, and that makes me sad because if you have something divine to hold onto, why are you still so depressed? Again, this is not meant to be a debate or an outlet to preach about your religion and try to convert me or anyone else; I am not searching for religion, I just want to understand religion and religious people in the hopes I will gain more respect for these points of view and better my outlook on the different types of faith this world has to offer. I respect everyone's religious choices and their right to believe whatever they believe and as an Atheist I ask for the same respect in return, but I do wish to have a better understanding of the religious mind.