I've really enjoyed reading all of these responses. I had to laugh at yours, Dennis, and your probably right, by the way!!
Little_ Spyro, that two-collection church you mentioned was a new one on me, however I did attend a Catholic Church once that pushed a big loosely woven net down the aisles at you. When I put in my quarters, they fell through!
dg, I know what you mean about time! Hey that gives me a thought...if more busy people went to church, they wouldn't have time to gossip and be critical! I think it's the ones with too much time on their hands who do most of the mean things.
I'm with you Jon and Melissa...if you live your life treating people with respect and giving back at least as much as you get out of life, then you are a good person.
And Swampy, you do write deep and meanigful poems...I know, I've read them!!