My knowledge, belief, and opinion are based on observation, experience, and self discovery. My mentality was not something handed to me by some '15-minute jesus'. For those reasons, I can stand on my own and hold my own. The rest can lie about their mandate, maybe threaten to move to where they think all the like minded followers dwell, or force everyone else out so they can wallow in their hubris without interruption. Sure. Find your flock you sheep - but remember this: reality will pick you off one by one, the wolves can circle forever; and your 'shepherds' are nothing more then sheep too.