I have been trying to explain my views on religion (specifically, on the existence and nature of God) to a number of people lately and I haven't been able to find a label that correctly captures my position. The closest traditional category is agnosticism. Agnosticism, however, is too broad a tent for my comfort. My basic view is that resolving the question of whether or not there is a God (or other divine being or beings) is not of great philosophical or scientific importance. The view arises from the conjunction of the following four claims (which I won't try to support here):
1. Almost every major philosophical/scientific question can be answered more or less completely without any appeal to God.
2. Atheism is unwarranted: we do not have adequate grounds for beieving that every philosophical/scientific question can be answered adequately without any appeal to God.
3. Those philosophical/scientific questions which may require an appeal to God are not ones on which most other philosophical/scientific answers hinge. And, moreover, it is likely we will have to answer most or all of the questions which don't appeal to God before we can determine whether or not an appeal to God is needed to answer the remaining ones.
4. Those philosophical/scientific questions which may require an appeal to God are not ones on which have immediate practical bearing on my life (e.g., not questions of ethics, well-being, etc.).
I will call the conjunction of these four theses about God "indifferentism". And I hearby proclaim myself to be an indifferentist about God.