Originally Posted by KC Fish
Definitely a good side to religion. The overall morality taught, sense of fellowship, accountability, and sense of hope and inclusion is great for anyone. It's just too bad it gets tarnished and corrupted so badly after that point by so many.
If you really do the math, your last statement would be "...corrupted so badly after that point by so FEW." I have sympathy for people like Bump where a bad interaction with the church turned them off to the truth at such an impressionable age . It's not his fault, rather the fault of those that seemingly corrupted the Word for their use as a tool of fear and intimidation.