Saquist, I can interpret the Corinthian scripture as, God is just a stubborn SOB that requires someone to believe in Him before He will do a damn thing for you. Merciful my behind. You would think that God would want all his people to be able to read the bible. It sounds to me like He's playing favoritism. I know for a 100% fact that I'm honest hearted, but I reserve the right to question anything. I also don't like being called prideful for having this mentality. Being accused of having too much pride because I legitimately question something that does have contradictions and all kinds of stuff that just doesn't add up, is pure and utter bullshit. Saquist, you said you would answer a few valid questions from me in an earlier post. I'd like to cash in on one. Why is it, that God does not want us to question his word, etc. Don't you think it's kind of contradictory to free will itself. He gives us free will to choose (which I would also assume to mean question as well), yet we get accused of being prideful and power hungry when we do? What kind of crap is that?