nothing seemed to get blood and emotions pumping like a good ol' religion discussion. battlelines are drawn, friendships torn asunder and rivalries formed in blood. get angry and emotional as someone 2,000 miles away disagrees with your opinion! my stance: atheist. i used to believe when i was younger, but asked a lot of questions no one could answer for me. such as: noah fit 2 of each animal on the arc? but theres millions of species! the ship would be the size of a small country. and a small crew manned the boat and was caretaker to all those animals? they fed them and disposed of the waste? for millions of animals? theres nothing but water all around. wheres all the food coming from? as i got older i distanced myself from religion and considered myself agnostic. one day i read a news story of a woman who cut off her baby's arms with a butcher knife. she said it was god's will. that was it. i was done and havent looked back. if you find comfort in whatever deity you subscribe to, then thats your choice. but personally, i find religions to be a throw back to the days when we didnt know where the sun went when it got dark and prayed it would come back in the morning. and away we go.