OK wil, but notice the things you've associated with tradition in just the above two paragraphs: 1. based on inaccuracies or outdated thought. When Thomas addresses this complaint he is accused of forcing his interpretations down other's throats. There is a world of scholarship that addresses just this issue but by the nature of the question it is brought to you by (horrors) scholarly authorities. 2. In spite of the involvement of Christians in the anti-slavery movement, in spite of the fact that Reverend MLK Jr. was himself a devout Christian inspired by God, in spite of the fact that many many traditional Christians today work hard for social justice and civil rights, including at least some who work for civil rights for gays, you associate 'tradition' with upholding slavery. 3. You belittle the Lord's prayer, although I'm not exactly sure what your objection is from what you've written above. Is the problem the repeating of the prayer? Is the problem the use of the same words as the Lord gave as an example? You've got no use for it, well OK. Many of us find it a humble and useful way to talk to our Father in heaven and prepare our hearts to listen to His answer. No one is saying other types of prayer are wrong...we employ all kinds of prayer in the liturgical churches, included our own words, and silence. 4. You compare our worship to standing on one's head and spitting wooden nickels. Now, how am I supposed to think you are serious in respecting my individual faith and worship when this the comparison you make? Who has told you they have the only way to enlightenment? I end this in all sincerity wil with Namaste, and also my wishes that the love and peace of God be with you.