after 56 years of life i have come to the conclusion that all of humanities religions are false. all religions have been responsible for murder, genocide, destruction of other cultures & religions in the name of their one true god/gods. But at the same time there has been much good & Love also done by believers of all religions. I base this on my own experiences with christianity and my own personal researching of history and the evil & the good that has been done in the name of Christ,Mohammad,and others. i also base this on the everyday activities,actions,and examples of how they don't follow their own teachings. Now having said all this. I don't believe that any one religion is the only path to God or is the only one that has the "TRUTH". I personally have found my own spiritual path. I've changed a lot & hopefully have grown a lot from how I was when I first came to beliefnet. At that time I was a very angry & hurt person. But this site has been cathartic for me & has helped to heal some of the pain I was in when I first came here. I'm a former Christian who at the age of 55 in 2000 turned away from & rejected Christianity. I am a former Sunday School Teacher, Lay Youth Minister in two different Denominations, former Ordained Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood of the L.D.S. before leaving them in 1968 & returning to traditional Christianity. I'm married to a wonderful Christian Lady who is also my best FRIEND & SOULMATE. We've been married since 1976. Have one Daughter who also is Christian. One of my accomplishments while a Christian was developing a course for the teens in our denomination on Women in the Bible & on their accomplishments. I've also learned to beware of a majority, but not all, of Christians & to wear protective armor to protect from the knife in the back.