11-24-2007, 11:08 PM
The Bible technically is a huge fiction novel. It was written by multiple authors and when it was compiled, lots of "books" were completely thrown out. It was meant to manipulate the masses, that simple.
As for "religious phases", I think when you are younger you go through different phases, but it isn't anyone's place to tell you that. I was an atheist(more so of an agnostic) until I discovered Wicca. I say it was a phase, but not the negative type.
What I really hate is religious people who basically come after you in the streets. Near my mother's house, we are constantly being harassed by jehovah's witnesses.
(Note: I meant no offense to any religion, go believe what you want to. I just think organized religion is meant to control the masses)