OK -- I am NOT trying to start a flame war here. I promise. As many of you know, I am not a Christian. I do not say this to provoke anyone or spark a debate. I am simply stating a fact. I believe in a higher authority, just not that Christianity (or ANY organized religion, for that matter) is the path to salvation, nor that I need salvation. Why is it, when I express opinions on this matter, the answer from many Christians is "I'll pray for you"? Did it not occur to them that I might not want them to pray for me? Maybe I don't want divine intercession (another thing I don't believe in) on my behalf. Maybe I don't want you to waste your time. Maybe I find it offensive that you think I need some kind of salvation or intercession. I understand there is some scriptural justification for this, but why tell me? Do people actually believe that they can save my soul? Is there some personal fulfillment for them in doing this? Are they just doing it to annoy me?