You're kind of funny spud. I agree with a lot of what you said here. And you're right about that. We all could be wrong. But the fact that there are so many "interpretations" of the bible all coming from the "christian" community tells us that we cannot rely upon that community as a source. We are left to come to what is true by our own love for the truth and our own personal search for truth and not rely upon what others are saying is truth. It is my firm belief that I am responsible for and will be held accountable for my actions. Whether one sees this as Karma, reaping what you sow, or happening at the judgment seat of Christ, all I know is that I won't be able to pull the famous Nuremberg plea: "I vas only following orders" in that day. (:
So, if I am to be held accountable, I want to be sure that my beliefs and actions are a result of my own serious inquiries and faithfulness to what I have found and not just parroting others or using others as an excuse. And believe me, if anyone has a "right" to use christians as an excuse it would be me. 'nuff said.