Most of you know that hubby, myself and Brianna have NO use for religion.
Okay, but there's a qualifier, there. Unmentioned before because never the right place, time, topic thread.
The basic messages of a Unified Humanity that treats each other with dignity and compassion is a beautiful thing, and one we practice ourselves. Those are the core of the teachings, right??
Why do you think we open-sourced the Blackwinter power system?? ON Christmas??
Media ploy? No...a GIFT. To show Humanity that 2012 isn't all dark and scary nonsense about an apocalypse.
You folks have NO idea the kind of flak and pressure we get to reverse the Open-Source license in exchange for 'considerations for funding'.
It's RELIGION, the Church, and all the ones who use any religion as the ultimate trump-card/ace-up-the-sleeve that we despise and will have NOTHING to do with.
Historically some damned distasteful and truly horrible things have been done over and over with the cry of; 'God/allah/invisible-sky-man says/commands...'.
We won't have anything to do with any belief system that works like that, or works with the points that drlauren pointed out above.