Apparently if you read the 'scriptures' long enough and hard enough, and find just the right slant on the words contained, and even when they seemingly have a straightforward direct meaning, if it's too nasty you can change your interpretation to taste. If you perform this work assiduously enough, with just the right level of grovelling humility, you might get to heaven. Might I therefore suggest to my Xtian friends, if you're going to dissect fiction, chapter and verse, why not start with a well written book? Lord Of The Rings by Tolkien has the advantage of being superbly written, with interesting characters, and a great finish.... not all this waiting around for armageddon crap! So it's a two horse race, does Frodo cop an earful? or is it Jesus by a nose? Votes please!