"The idea that God is an over-sized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying... it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity."
Now this one might be a little controversial for some of you, but I think this quote by the scientist Carl Sagan describes one of the reasons why I drifted to being an agnostic much closer to atheism than deism. I went to a Methodist church in my childhood, so I've always been familiar with the God of the Bible and its stories. If one god exists, does he really care about random people worshiping him? I'd figure that would get old after awhile and I'm just a human not a deity. And sending his "children" to eternal doom and gloom for the mere lack of belief? That's a bit drastic... In the Old Testament God has a short patience and murders people for shallow reasons because of their "sin". If God is real, is he really a vindictive and petty jerk? I would assume anyone who could create planets and galaxies would have a more liberal temperament.