thank you for your thoughts, Shane. Believe it or not I feel the same way about most organized religion. I think many Christian religions and Jesus have split long ago and are running at a tangent to one another. If Jesus said, "Call ye no man on Earth father, ye have only one Father and he is in Heaven," (Matthew 23:9) then why should Catholics enter their confessional and say, "Bless me father for I have sinned." And what about that stupid confessional? Is it not an "occasion for sin" for the celibate priest as a young lady/girl/boy enters to confess her/his naughtiness? Besides, near death experience research reveals that a, "life review" is a common element for many experiencers. They describe seeing, "a movie" of their entire life play before them. this may be explained by the fact that their Guardian Angel as their constant companion is doing the recording. This will be replayed again when they die again and are taken before our Creator. I would also agree that a lot of the Bible is irrelevant for the salvation seeker. I do think the book of Genesis is important and is probably a closer explanation of creation than anything science or Darwin has so far come up with. And most importantly, the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John should be read carefully and thoughtfully. they contain Jesus' instructions for us if we at last seek exit from this hard world and to a better place next time we die. "Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." (John11:26) Kind Regards, ~gI grew up in a highly Christian household. We had to pray before dinner, pray before sleep, and attend Church every Sunday. I tried to read the bible every night, but every time I read it, I felt that it was bullshit. In fact, I thought I was evil, because of this supposedly good thing that everybody believed in seemed like bullshit to me. Furthermore, I could see that the church was filled with hypocrites and liars. I couldn't understand why it would be so incredibly important to get around a lot of other people on Sunday, who are obviously flirting with one another, and trying to look perfect in front of one another. The other part is the story that makes Christianity what it is.