QFT, and because it provides a little context for what I really wanted to add.
Secretwriter: Not to worry - the true Christians make themselves known by their Christian actions as well. Even a heathen like me can sort the wheat from that chaff.
When I was Pagan, I said the same thing. I still say the same thing. You can always tell when someone believes what they say or when they're spouting garbage. I get really irritated at Christians who read the bible and want to use every scripture against someone to discern how one should act or believe or who they should love instead of doing what they're supposed to and loving everyone and trying to follow the example of Jesus, who turned no one away and condemned no one. Not sure that sentence was all that grammatically sound, but heh lol I'm rather sleepies.
Healergirl - there are people who say that Revelations was about the fall of Rome, not a pending apocalypse.
Any religion is disorganized, any run by humans.
Chaoslord - I agree. The Devil became more prominent when the Church started seeing people filling up the pews. The more people came the more Devil they got. It's like... modern day Horror movies. People flock to those because they give a thrill. It's just human nature to need something to fear.
However... to be honest, having been on more than one side of religious belief, if I had to chose between believing in a God that I wasn't sure was there, and with that having hope that things will get better and there's something other than me in control of my destiny -or- being with no belief, no hope, and no faith to look forward to, I'd still rather have hope and faith.
I'm not saying that I don't think that God exists, but if God didn't exist, then I'd rather live a life and a lie pretending that God did than sit on the couch with no hope at all and nothing to look forward to. I've seen far too many miracles in my time to think that there's nothing. ^.^