ShyRebel, That's good. But if you believe you were brainwashed into being a muslim, can you be sure that brainwashing mechanism is completely defunct? Would you say you know everything about religion? I guess I must be brainwashed then. But why I like it, is because I recognize the oneness of God (to my conscious level) which is in all the major scriptures, and I don't believe a) man is capable of the wisdom it takes to create this philosophy, b) that there has been a concerted effort over two and a half thousand years (at least), by man, to maintain this one philosophy without change. jan.