If you met a few people every day who had flesh-eating disease, wouldn't you think there was an epidemic? I meet new people every day who have left the church for various reasons. I don't know why this happens to me, but it does. Like today, I met people who told me they had left the church years ago. It was their choice, but they felt compelled to do so. They would have preferred to stay, but they experienced the same terrible treatment so many others do. They see the church as an institution in serious trouble, arrogantly and blindly pressing on leaving a path of destruction in its wake. You might not agree with their conclusions. But that is the professed experience and opinion of millions. The church does some good. Agreed. I've already addressed this perspective. But that's like saying, "Sure he has flesh-eating disease, but I love his hair." Buy my art! Someone recently told me, "My dad has received your 101 book. He is 80. He loves it... as i knew he would!" "Nakedpastor101: Cartoons by David Hayward", from amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.de. Great for laughs and serious discussion!