I am beginning to see a pattern. Now that Im so far in, I have to wonder how I came so far without noticing said pattern. Especially since the beliefs I hold now contradict what you could extract from this pattern in terms of what it implies. Now that I've gotten the impulse to be vague out of the way, I should mention that I am not a Christian. I realized a few years back that Christians are very depressing to be around. Only because I was one of them. A) They base their entire existence on the promise oif a reward they will never see until they are long gone. Which, by the way, I dont believe is there. People, you have GOT to live to make a difference toDAY. And if you still believe in a reward of a mansion in the sky, fine! Just make it count today. Just as long as you are doing good today. B) 'We are doomed. Oh, yeah, I mean without Christ's salvation.' They throw that little clause in just to hook you. What makes people so convinced that we are these wretched, coniving, bastardized people on the whole? I hate to tell ya (no I dont. I love the porospect of telling U this. I cant help it. I like making people feel good, not guilty), Ur a good person. Prove me wrong, and I'll admit it: you are a so-------ch. Otherwise, I will be convinced you have more good in your soul (yes, I believe we all have one) than evil.Based on that philosophy, my only premise for even saying the word "Angel" is to refer to someone who generally chooses Right over wrong, or someone who has done someone a great service without thinking of a reward other than the gratification of having done so. This is a friend named Joanna who basically has yet to finish getting this whole shpiel.