Well said. This is why I'm agnostic, though I have no problem telling people that.
I won't pretend to know either way, and I'm comfortable with that. There are definite gaps in our knowledge, and while one should not rush to fill those gaps in with speculation, but hard reason, it's hard to ignore the fact that so many humans have believed in something over the millennia, and there are small experiences I've had that make me feel like sometimes something is pulling my strings on a cosmic level.
Personally, I don't believe in the anthropomorphic, personified personal god that "loves" us and listens to prayers; like Einstein said, that's just childish. But, also like Einstein, I won't rule out that there is, for example, something to it, maybe more akin to the "Force" for lack of a better description, that keeps total entropy and chaos at bay, kickstarted the big bang... -or any infinite number of other possibilities outside our current realm of understanding, until we evolve further.
When you think about, there is an apparent loss of logic when considering the beginning of the universe: how do you get something from nothing? Where tdid he stuff from the big bang come from? The singularity? Another universe? - then go back further and ask where that came from. You can do this ad-infinitum, but at some point you realize something had to come from nothing or just agree things were always here, neither of which makes a lot more sense than gods and spirits.
On the belief side of things, I prefer to see people practice spirituality over religion, if anything; the former is personal, passive, and generally malleable; the latter is typically organized, rigid, conformist, has a power structure and hierarchy, and is in some circumstances, obviously, oppressive.
I try not to hasten to pass negative judgement on anything in the name of science, because historically, that has often led to putting-foot-in mouth disease.
"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." -- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.
"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction". -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872
"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon". -- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.
On the other side of this coin are the religious devotees who refuse to question anything or use reason, and want to force their beliefs on others. Though frankly, outside of the most extremist muslims or christians, I generally find most "religious" people don't in fact do this. Still, I resent getting dragged to church on the rare occasion something in the family calls for it (wedding, funeral, etc) I wind up rolling my eyes so often they barely stay in their sockets.
This said, my concern is that the new wave of aggressive atheism might swing the pendulum too far the other direction; the smug derision, the name-calling, the "you will conform to our way of thinking or be cast out because you're wrong and we're right". This just perpetuates dissension, and is doing a lot of what religion has done wrong in the past.
Now, if I haven't managed to offend both sides at some point here, I'll be mighty surprised, because someone on either side of the argument is bound to reject my middle ground statements. But there they are.