When I was a child growing up I was taught the basic Christian dogma regarding the death and reserection of Christ, salvation from sin, and the Holy Spirit. I grew up in a Penticostol cult like environment. My mother would pick and choose scriptures to match what ever it was she was trying to convey whether those scriptures where contextually accurate or not. After attending the University of Missouri and recieving a degree I shyed away from religion all together because I come to relaize that religion in and of itself is (in my oppinion) simply what it is defined as in websters dictionary. Which states the following, and quote, "3.) (archaic) definition no longer commonly used : scrupulous conformity" Now, mind you, although this definition is considered archaic, is it really? It seems to me that Christianity has become a club that one joins to worship, (I say in sarcasm) the almighty Santa Clause! If you are a good little girl or boy and do exactly what the preacher says, you will get eternal life instead of a lump of coal in your stocking. I have alot more to share about this but am needing to spend some quality time with my seven year old son. Please feel free to comment! I love intellectual debate! But please be nice as I am a bit fragile.