It made me not want anything to do with religion. I learned other religions/dogmas but it did nothing for me. I ended up rejecting them all in the end. I guess I always knew that. The parsha was the best part as it offered a one on one, down to earth study partner with new things and new things coming out of the old and without the rhetoric that you find in the religions. For me that was the best part. I am just that way & find the same old topics and bickering obnoxious. The only thing that changed is, I cannot stand talking to people about religion. As soon as anyone starts trying to explain God or lack of from a religious institution POV & their doctrines that no one can live by- I turn them off & I was never like that before forums like this. However that for me is a good thing because I am happy. No one can explain any of it without running into dead ends as that is what finite minds tend to do following someone elses dead ends. Which dead end do you prefer? I prefer none of them. Maybe that is why Jesus always saved his best conversation for the closest in private? & tossed baby talk to the groups? Maybe he hated talking to people about religion like I do? & his best moments were alone and one on one? I don't know. Though it was political religion that got him killed & he knew it would, or so the tale goes. Makes one wonder. I also will not reform to the politics of such places and so, left it behind me as I do not need to prove or justify anything. That is what happens when you reach for the hem of his garment instead of the confusion of the crowds.