Exactly. I've witnessed enough instances to make me feel as if religion/ Christianity preys upon those that are lost, impressionable, guilt-ridden, mentally unstable, etc. The "Praise Him each and every day" mentality always seemed a bit excessive and dramatic to me as well. On the flip side, I realize that there are other reasons that people attend church services regularly... some reasons genuine, some maybe a bit more self-serving but if worshiping your proclaimed Savior is something that doesn't complicate your life and gives you some added strength or whatever, then I think that's great. In the small conservative town that I live in, I honestly believe that it's mostly about keeping up appearances and showing off your parenting skills by parading the kids around in their cute matching little outfits but whatever on that. For those that are there because worshiping God makes them feel good, then that's pretty cool. But if I'm somehow "below" you or "a bad seed" because I'm not there... well, that's just getting into the entire "sitting in judgment" thing that I do NOT find very healthy nor pure at heart. And I see a good deal of that too. It wasn't hard for me to wash my hands of all this as religion simply never found it's way into my heart. I guess personally, I'd rather have the piece of mind that I'm living my life in a respectful and humane manner and doing so as it relates to my own convictions... regardless of whether or not I will supposedly be judged worthy of an eternity in Heaven. Don't even get me started on things like "loved one's looking down from Heaven" or "purgatory" or any of that nonsense...ugh.