I have not even heard back from my friend since my last response to her. I do not know what this means at this point, but I think I might have bruised her ego. It's so hard to actually have a debate with my Christian friends without offending them. Personally I am not offended at all, I really don't care what someone says about their faith or my lack thereof. I think some of the most devoted Christians "find God" at a very desperate time in their life, it fills some void in their existence, they latch on, and cling for life, scared of letting go. thinking that if they do, God will hurl them back into their most desperate nightmare. It's really kind of pitiful. It's also how you get things like the Manson Family, Waco, the Heaven's Gate cult, and Warren Jeffs. Desperate people, looking for hope and attention, protection and purpose, deceived by false promises of eternal life and a benevolent God, easily molded into spiritual slaves, zombies of the Horde of Christ, taught to practice self deception as a means of escaping reality and gaining eternal bliss. Easily molded, easily controlled. Religion is just mind control.