Originally Posted by u-dog
Faith (any faith) is like swimming. you can study the chemical composition of water, you can study its bouyant qualities, you can study the history of water, you can study other people's experience with water over the centuries, you can listen to your friend's talk about swimming. But none of these things is swimming. in order to swim you need to get into the water and let go of the edge of the pool. The reality of God can never be ascertained or experienced from poolside. Only in the water will you experience the power of God to hold you up.
So whatever faiths have interested you... jump into one of them. if its not right... get out and jump into a different pool. Continue to study and observe other faiths and to talk with friends from other pools. But get in someplace. The water is great!
I agree with Dave. Jump in, explore, let the Spirit lead you where it may. Trust that you have the capacity to know in your heart what fits and what doesn't. My faith journey started out Roman Catholic. I left the church and never, ever expected to return. I explored all sorts of spiritual directions including wicca, buddism, Yoruban, Huna, and various others.
Much to my surprise, I returned to the Catholic church, and all of the varying spiritual journeying has remained a part of my spiritual practice. They enrich my journey and I'm so glad I left and explored.