What the heck- I believe in God, not in a religious sense, am an odd duck. Our dad exposed us to many, 5 yrs. old and beyond- Mormon, then Christian Science, Religious Science (more metaphysical), 4 years in a Southern Baptist Christian school where an important curriculum was Bible study, couple others. Sorta so us kids could make our own choices, if desired, without imposed directional blinders.
Followed with books on Buddhism, Taoism, meditation, even took some classes in Scientology out of curiosity (my opinion: cultish). Many others I can't recall. It wasn't to cover all bases as insurance (Mumbo Jumbo, God of the Congo could be Big Boss all along anyway
) but for a general view.
We got married outside with a Methodist minister as our family and friends form a spectrum from atheist, Jewish, Catholic, traditional Christians from different denominations... and didn't want a Bible thumper heading the show.
So that's it. My wife and I believe in God, we just skip the middlemen (churches).
Both of us are happy.
But... seems this thread leans toward religion, isn't ideology more of a system of ideas basic to economy or political theory? A brief 'net check points in that direction.