I like Ignosticism, but personally I'm more fond of Apatheism. Mostly because I have my doubts that the question of God is even deserving any thought beyond that required to dismiss it as insignificant. My reasoning is probably somewhat similar to yours only I adopt more of a phenomenological approach. It is apparently impossible to have an experience of God, and with no experience there is no justification. There are things like sensed presence experiences (which I have had myself), but simply having the experience of "a presence" in no way implies that it is God, it requires a form of conceptual elaboration (which generally signifies delusion or bias) to reach that conclusion. In terms of mystic experience elaboration is pretty much the death sentence of reason, diverging from bare experience and trying to connect the dots via some self-created concept is pretty much where every mystic goes wrong... mystic experience in and of itself can be incredibly invaluable so long as we don't make the mistake of adding our own BS to it. Bare experience never lies (specifically that we are experiencing said experience), but our interpretation of experience is open to all kinds of delusion. Viewing it in these terms clarified the human tendency to create God where there apparently is none, sort of similar to how those witnessing an illusion in the case of stage magic may assume that it was real magic. We feel the need to insert our own meanings into our experience when really bare experience is self-sufficient and incapable of lying when on its own.Griffith said:
As for this thread in general, I'm quite into religion and metaphysics and all of that stuff. I self-identify as a mystic and with phenomenological psychology, so I'm not exactly subject to the same biases as those who rely strictly on things like empiricism or naturalism, which a lot of people seem to see as a kind of kookiness but I think it just requires a particular kind of finesse that most people are understandably unwilling to cultivate. But after a lot of reflection I find all god-concepts to be entirely unnecessary and likely pure elaboration. Pretty much from the age of twelve or so (when I first broke away from Christianity, the religion of my parents) I experimented with every kind of religion or philosophy that I could think of... Gnosticism, Luciferianism, Neo Paganism, Platonism, Neo Shamanism, Discordianism, etc, etc. Before becoming an Apatheist I was essentially a Panentheist or basically a Western equivalent of a Brahmanist. But then I realized that I was basically identifying with something that was purely conceptual in nature and it was actually only serving to widen the gulf between me and 'unconditioned' experience. So now I'm something of an Apatheist with Buddhist aspirations and philosophically I think I've finally found my niche.