It dawned on me this morning as I was going to church... that religion is a good thing when it is of God. God is love, light & truth. Of course, we're all clumsily searching for God constantly - through trial & error (active faith). But if our goal is living up to our religion, we are subject to the changes & evil in it. Only God is GOoD. God is no respector of persons. God, our Creator, created us all - no matter what religion or nonreligion. Only God (pure love & truth) will never fail - all else will fail. So, while it's good to have symbolic metaphores or rituals to connect with God, through religious groups, they are tools, not the end in themselves. What do you think this world would be like if everyone - with courage or serenity (whichever the occasion calls for) - searched for GOoD & worshiped GOoD above all?