Norsemaiden, I must ask: Why are you doing all this? It seems like you have some personal issue about christianity and authorities in general. You are beating to death christain faith using its obvious flaws in logic at every oportunity. It is not that hard, christianity is not so much about faith and spirituality but about some other stuff, and person with open mind can find a tons of book dealing with this. No matter what you or me say or do, there are people that need mass religion, for whatever reason, and have in mind, some of them are true to this, and religion is making them better persons. So you should have a certain respect to that and fact that there is a sometimes hidden spiritual core in every mass religion. But if you spend your time to point at christianity and christians in a bad way so often, than maybe you should think about your motives. In what way Christianity itself and christian roots of this society affects you, and why are you offended by them? I am not attacking you, or patronising you, just it is my logic that it is always better to be affirmative, positive. It is easy to find weak points in one doctrine. But why not try to make your own philosophy of living, your own approach? What do YOU think it is a way to lead life? What is your way to deal with problems, your way to balance your everyday life and spiritual self? When criticizing something, people should do that because they have alternative they consider better way. At some point we get to old to rebel against system of any kind without alternative replacement. Finaly, have one thing in mind... I was very negative about about christianity until few years ago. Then it came to me that even if I technically do not agree with christianity as a doctrine, very fact that I was born in a society built on judeo-christian values makes part of me christian, even if I was not aware about it. Just try to talk with any person born in far foreign culture and you will see how much you are different and VERY christian compared to that person. So at least in my case, accepting some qualities of Christianity and learning about it has made me more peaceful, because there is no clash between christian roots and non christan in me. I am still very much against mass relligion, not only Christian relligion, but at the same time I can be more objective about it and use "christian part" of myself in a good way. Hope I got myself across in a clear and good way... All the best!