Oh, and yes I am indeed a christian. But I do not participate in organized religion...in fact I abhor organized religion...in a general sense. I wish I didn't, but I just can't help it. As I very apparently do not share beliefs with these people who are involved in organized "christianity", and I'm using that term very loosely, only because "they" do..."they" being those who profess to be christians. But the fact is that actions speak louder than words. And the behavior that I witness many, many times says that the vast majority of these peoplw wouldn't know Jesus if he slapped them upside the head. Which means that they do not in fact believe their own doctrine. The fact is that people take Jesus' name in vain a lot...people who are involved in organized religion. They use him to suit their own needs...needs of the flesh. Which is in fact breaking a commandment. It cracks me up to think that so many people want to believe that taking the lord's name in vain means using it as an explitive. Lmao...oh, the simple minds...yea, ignorance is bliss isn't it? Well, whatever justifies their sin I suppose. So anyway, taking his name in vain like this causes them to in turn witness falsely to him...which indeed is breaking another commandment. In general, organized religion is commonly used as nothing more than a cheap and dirty subsitute for the real thing. The real thing being born again. Which means that you have a personal relationship with god through christ and via the holy spirit which dwells inside of you. It's a telepathic communication...a spiritual interaction...but indeed, a real relationship. More real, in fact, than any relationship with another human, simply because of the honestly and comprehension of it...it's all encompassing nature. So here's the deal...now you tell me what's what. I have a personal relationship with god. He talks to me...telepathically. Leads me and guides me through my life using real circumstances and experiences. He teaches me this way...through real experience in my life, and through conversation and revelation regarding these experiences. I don't go to church...and I do not learn these things from the Bible. And to my knowledge, there are very few people, relatively, who are born again, and those people do not have a formal organization. As already stated, organized christianity in no way is an organization of born again people...some are...but most are unfortunately not. So tell me then...am I religious? According to your own definition.