well said HM and i too was baptized Lutheran. I believe "organized religion" is a product of man and therefore self-serving. I believe what i believe about God and believe in a higher power, but would never want to take away from someone else's faith. I believe God is here on earth in everyone of us and in the good things about the world. I also believe the devil is here also and the battle for our "souls" is won and lost each and every day, in what we do and don't do. Judgement day to me is at the end of my time will I have made a positive impact on those that know me and have I done more good in the world or bad. I call it church of the woods which is where i look deep inside myself for answers, but it can be called whatever anyone wants.