hmmmm,..... I don't think friendly said he (being an elderly married man) actually had any questions. Haha, I'm actually in my late-20s, married and female, but I can understand why that'd be your default (that's how my brain works too). And I didn't say in particular that I had any questions, but I don't mind people offering for future reference. As to the other questions: I was raised Christian (Catholic, though I did attend some Baptist youth groups when I was younger as my friends were involved n them). I've read the Bible in it's entirety on my own, though I admit it's been a few years now. What if God sent the prophets to warn us? Ok, forgetting the prophets, what about if He left us a book or Bible that explained everything for us? Or what if God sent someone back from the dead to tell us? Would you believe then? It's possible, but those are a lot of "what ifs". I'm trying not to be offensive, because I can appreciate that you obviously believe the Bible is the word of God, but, to me, just because it says it is the word of God doesn't make me believe that it is. It's the foundation for the rest of Christian belief and I find it totally unconvincing or moving (again, sorry, because I know you do). I haven't gone through it with a fine toothed comb to try and interpret and resolve everything that is there, but I haven't done that with the Qu'ran, either (actually, I've never read the Qu'ran, which is a shame because I'd like to). If being raised Christian, attending masses of different denominations, praying for faith (when I believed) and reading the Bible on my own wasn't enough to make me feel that it was valid and the only way to live my life, I don't know why I should try harder to feel that way.