I say this and I know why I do. I was raised Catholic, when to a Catholic school from K- 12th grade. During my life I discovered Buddhism. I believe in aspects of both. Practicing Buddhism helped me more than just the religion I was raised in believing. I found myself, recently, being drawn to church and I went when it was empty. I sobbed and prayed like I did back in grade school.
I prayed for God to give me strength and to help guide me. A nice Father at the church saw how upset I was and sat and talked then he listened. Afterward he blessed me. That is one thing I admired, an act of kindness. I went back several times, every time waiting for church to be empty.
Then one day I knew it was time to go. I meditate and when church calls to me, so to speak, then I go. Because of the way I practice my religion and practice Buddhism I consider myself Spiritual. It is much easier than trying to explain why or how I could practice both.
But I do and it completes my life and is a beautiful compliment to each other. "My God", the one I believe in, understands everything about me, is forgiving and understanding. Almost an unfathomable being, that is the epitome of compassion and kindness. This higher being, may it be God, knows what I am doing is a good thing, I can feel it in my heart.