"what do you feel led you further down the path to divine truth than the average human being?"
Am I further down that path? If I have a received religious understanding -- not one that I developed on my own, but that I subscribe to as a matter of theological dogma, does that push me down a path, or just put me in a category?
"Do you find the path to be linear or more web-like in nature?"
Calling it a path intimates that there is a goal, an end or at least a way of progressing. But if my understanding is that the nature of God cannot be understood, is there any path at all? Sure, certain esoteric and mystical branches of Judaism aim to "understand" the nature of God, but even they admit that they are trying to come terms with things on a level very separate from the "truth" which no human can access.