If this is another post that got through, I'm sorry.  It appeared my first one didn't, and I think I was asked about religions and peace, personally.  If not, slap me up the side of the head and remind me I need a sharper brain.  I got the hell out of evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and all the churches that make you say magic words so you won't go to hell.  My bend is of universalism, having found over 50 scriptures leaning that way, and not one preacher who ever wanted to touch them.  But, because of the marvelous choir we sing in, and because of the church's stance on social justice and the activities we are involved in in the community, we go to a fairly small Presbyterian church with a wonderful and extremely bright (doctorate) female pastor.  Now don't go jumping on me about having education, and not needing it to be extremely smart.  I get that, and support that.  I've read some of Philip Gulley's works, "If Grace Were True", and also did some deep scripture and soul searching with Jack Rogers "Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality."  I love stuff that makes me think, and the group I'm with accepts literally everybody, you don't need to be a member, just show up in your levis if you so choose.  I disagree with some of the  stuff we do there, but hey, 98% of liking something is good to me.  My husband, raised a Methodist, and never once tempted to join the LDS church, especially after visiting with me on fast and testimony day and laughing his head off, wasn't as inclined towards go back to a reformed church.  But we really really love it, as do about 20 atheists, who go for the social justice aspect, as well as fellowships.

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