I am new to this board.
I'm about half way throught Sam's book and I really appreciate what Sam has done. I am both surprized that more people aren't making the points that Sam has made and that he had the courage to say them. I have always thought that organized religion was rediculous and I have felt persecuted by friends and family for thinking that. It is nice to find this oasis of rational thought.
I think the biggest misconception that religous people have is that if we don't go to church we aren't spirtual. I believe the opposite is true. If we truely are inspired to understand our spirtual nature we need to ditch the hocus pocus and embrace the true magic of the universe. The magic that science examines with open eyes. I feel more in touch with "God" allone in the woods than I ever could in a church having some infantile fool preaching his version of an ancient myth.
I like what Joe Cambell said about most religous people. They are sitting on the whale fishing for minnows.