I am truly feeling so much better about myself since reading Sam Harris’s book, The End of Faith. I was born in 1965, so you could say, my parents, were really into the peace and love revolution, so my views may sound a bit like John Lennon. I honestly believe, that this world, would be a whole lot better, if we didn’t allow any religious sects or cults, for that matter, to rule us :? I agree, wholeheartedly, that it is time to come to terms with what we are and what we will become as humans, on this planet. We only have one life, why waste it worrying about heaven or hell. I have read many books on all kinds of religion, since early childhood, because my grandmother, was a very strict pentacostal church goer. I never could understand why, a god, that everyone says is so wonderful, would allow such awful things to happen to children or human for that matter. I was raised so poor, my shoes had holes in them and my jeans were so old, I had to patch them and this was before holes was popular Meal time, was not a joyful event , like you see at the local church on Sunday afternoon, in our house, we often prayed that there would be enough to feed everyone, who showed up a dinnertime. I never once saw a magical hand bend down from heaven to fill our table with bountiful food, no it was get what you can or do without. Now, I know, being poor must be what the bible wants all christians to be, except the preacher, of course. :? Money and religion seem to be hand in hand, if you ask me. My experience with pastors, preachers and whatever else you want to call them has been that, many of them have better clothes, than their congregation and drive better vehicles, also their roofs, don’t leak and they have nice roast dinners every week, when some of their congregation have to ride the bus to get to church and they pray for the wonderful fellowship dinners, that their money is buying. There was a time, when I donated money, to the church, even when I couldn’t afford to, only to have a letter, from the church, arrive at my home asking for more. Now, personally, I think that is just :evil: right there. I no longer feel the need for church in my life. I am a good person, with or without the almighty bible. I believe, we all can make good moral judgements, based on the simply principal that, we are all a part of this magnificent world and we must all learn to live here, with each other, by allowing each of to experience our lives to the best of our abillity and allow happiness to be equally enjoyed by everyone. The song by John Lennon “Imagine” means alot of different things to different people but, I believe one basic meaning is to cherish life and all that is in it.