Oh, there isn't much religions that support agnosticism and atheism. But first, check whether you need religion or not. If you find you don't really need religion, then don't have one. That's completely viable option, and probably the best. You then set your own beliefs, which is most probably better than adopting a pre-packet package.
And, God spake all these words, saying, "I am the LORD thy God", which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. . . Exodus 20:1-8."
You don't really state in your OP why you need a religion. Maybe you do, maybe you don't. Seems to me this should be your first question. Why?
But addressing your search more specifically, you seem to think that reading the Bible literally is necessary for being a Christian. There are many Christian denominations and many individual Christians who don't. You also contradict yourself, stating that you don't believe in one being creating the universe, but then stating you're an agnostic who's on the fence about whether or not god exists. Maybe you just worded that portion badly.
If you're looking for a general overview of world religions, then I'd recommend this book: [link] There are, of course, lots of other comparative religions books, and Wikipedia is honestly not a bad starting point, if you're willing to look through footnotes and such. When you say "paganism" you probably mean Neo-Paganism, which is actually an umbrella term encompassing lots of different groups drawing from different traditions. So you could start there, look into the different groups, and go from there.
It's a valid question, but I think before you jump into the deep end it's better to re-evaluate what schools of thought/ religion/ philosophies you actually agree with or find value in. And even then, you don't have to commit to one completely at all, it's still possible to find your own middle road by picking values/ beliefs from various different systems. Good luck on your introspective journey.
Universal Unitarianism might be a good thing for you? The concept of it is really fantastic. It's an organization that actually promotes freedom of religion without the consequences of being judged by another branch of religion. Basically no matter who you believe in or what, we can all get along because we're really all searching for one thing
This is the Unitarian Universalist Assoc. website: [link]
It might help you explore faith a bit more easily instead of everyone going "MY CHURCH IS BETTER!"
Sometimes I wish I had a known label for what I was for ease of conversation, but most of the time I think I'm better off being ambiguous. It forces people to think about things outside their own immediate reality.
Personally I'd recommend taking a scientific approach to spirituality, studying the different religions and trying to find the collective message behind them. If you feel an attachment to Christianity or another tradition, that's fine, work with it. It's easier to approach the matter from a perspective you already understand rather than starting from scratch. Personally, I'd reccomend looking into the Church of Divine Science, Unity Church, or Religious Science (all part of the New Thought movement). The 88 precepts of David Lane are pretty interesting too, assuming you don't mind a bit of... race- oriented spirituality.
As an irreligious individual I'm hardly an expert, but I'm not sure one can pick and choose a religion; it's more like either you believe in that kind of stuff or you don't?
That said, Pythagoras had a pretty interesting idea for a religion thousands of years ago; he and some other guys adored whole numbers and perfect shapes and treated them as divine. Unfortunately for them, some heretic discovered the square root of 2 and disproved their religion in a puff of logic. If it weren't for that I'd say go for that one because it's so awesome.
Believing in God doesn't required proof or evidence. It requires the Faith of God. And, it's not of your faith that makes you to believe in him. It is his faith, given to you as a "Gift." Only, then you can experience his existence, through your life. God has to impute it in your mind, heart spirit or soul. And, religion has nothing to do with the "Law Book of God, the Bible." Because, the Bible is the law book of God and it was written for mankind to follow and obey them.
If they're the same churches, then it's possible that the pastor and/or laity might have changed, especially if it's a congregation that serves an area with a large transitory population (such as a military base).
(And in case anyone is wondering, I'm an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as the Mormons.)
But most churches have remained the same throughout the ages, no matter whom is at the helm. That's what I meant by the metaphor. Even if the deck changes, its still gonna be the same 52 cards you know.
Don't look for religions or schools of thought that you like... I'd start with introspection... What do you think/believe? Maybe take a look at some issues/etc (try taking an introductory philosophy course and get exposed to different ways to think about look at stuff) and figure out a few things. Once you know where you stand and how you think, you can figure out what 'religion' you believe in.
If you need any help with this stuff and don't have anyone else to talk to, feel free to message me. There's a lot out there to help you figure out what you need, but having someone to bounce ideas off of/challenge your thoughts really helps.
The religious stories tend to be used as more the myths behind the religion, and may not necessarily be meant to be believed as fact. Not to mention, liking science shouldn't really be a factor in having a religion or lack of. As another note, paganism isn't a religion or its own either, it's considered a blanket term for either non-Abrahamic religions or polytheistic/folk religions