...that there are people, who may not fall in with any particular religious group, that come to the religious and spiritual section for comfort, but end up feeling worse after they've read some of the threads? I don't call myself a Christian, but I believe in God, and I have been trying really hard to find a path that works for me. I'm on a quest of sorts, to get to know Him better. So, from time to time I come here, to see if there's something I can learn, or contribute, but mostly what I find is hateful, mean spirited arguments. How does it help me if I'm too afraid to post because I fear someone will call me down for my beliefs, or lack therof? How am I supposed to grow if I can't express my opinions? I'm really struggling here. What do I do? I want to have conversation, give and take. I don't want to be preached to, or told my opinion is wrong if it differs from someone else's. I'm just trying to find my way here, but whenever I read some of these posts, my heart gets ripped out. I'm sorry if this makes no sense, but I'm really upset right now.