A friend in a gym class and I have had an ongoing spiritual discussion. She is a confirmed Christian. What gets me is that she utters her beliefs as if mimicking a preacher. What really shook me was when she said the Bible tells how the world will end. Give me a break. She would never agree with my sense that it is humans destroying earthly habitat that will cause the extenction of many species, including human sapiens. I don't follow any set religion. I follow my own experience, which includes a lot depth work and independent thinking. Nature to me shows that ecology is the harmony of the spheres. The cycles--carbon, water, nitrogen, etc.--and links among species and the land they live on-- these are truly wondrous and complicated and deserve our attention. They have my faith even if things don't turn out well.