I feel it is generally best to avoid discussing religion here, even though I really love doing so, because the subject offends too many people and that isn't my purpose in writing this blog. However, a writer that I really admire wrote a great post on the subject and I would feel remiss if I failed to point it out to those who might have missed it. John Scalzi is a great writer who did one of my favorite sci-fi novels, Old Man's War. He seems to have nearly the exact same set of beliefs as I do, and I was quick to send this link off to my own kids (since I always love discussing such things with them!).