and I appreciate the offer but I am no longer a member of any religion. I use the Christian perspective to write from on many occasions because it is a perspective that many, if not most, Americans can understand and often relate to. I appreciate the value of the teaching, but at the end of the day, my experiential understanding of the world is better processed through a different kind of filter, which turns out to be a form of Buddhism. But I appreciate the offer.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. -- Oscar Wilde
~ ~ ~ All meetings end in separation All acquisition ends in dispersion All life ends in death - The Buddha