Now, on to the controversial reason why I choose not to stand with any organized religions or affiliate with a single political party. Because it's all bull****. Church, synagogue, temple, mosques, you don't need ANY of them to have faith. You don't need to belong to some massive flock to believe in a higher power. Your faith is derived from your personal moral and ethical code and a belief in something bigger than all of us. All organized religions have had their hands in politics from the beginning. In the US they are giant tax exempt conglomerates. Look at these televangelists with their massive buildings and opulent lifestyles. Send me $5 for my sweaty prayer rags, send me $10 for this holy water I blessed, pay $100 for a ticket to my show. It reminds me of the vendors walking around professional sports venues barking, 'popcorn, peanuts, hot dogs, and God here!"