If my comments about religion irk you, I apologize. I do think this board is capable of having intelligent thoughtful conversations about religion and that you shouldn't feel limited to 'we went to church on Sunday.'
I actually find religion very fascinating. I'm in awe of people that can have blind faith in something that can not be proven. I was a science major, my mind works in black or white. I've attended many different churches with friends and family over my lifetime and the history and culture of it is something I have respect for.
However, in a world where ultra-(social) conservatives pick and choose what Bible versus they want to live by and adapt to life in this century yet try to force our civil legal system into ruling by those same versus I'm going to be jaded and biter.
And the jaded and bitterness ebbs and flows. When it's in my town, on the front of the paper, on my news feeds, and in daily conversations it is worse. Today just happened to be one of those days where the first news picture I saw was of people holding the Bible while demanding that our non-secular government rule by the book that they happen to believe in.
So please, chat away. :-)