I've never been a religious person just because of the simple fact when you've had the childhood from hell, you really wonder why would a "God" do that to any child. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, because I am who I am today because of what I'm been through. Someone made a good comment regarding if there is this almighty God then why do innocent young children die from cancer, get raped, molested, beat or starved to death? If I believed in God, mine sure in the hell wouldn't do that to noone. I'm spiritual, I believe in carma. "What goes around, comes around". My saying is something I heard a long time ago "Going to church no more makes you a christian, than going to McDonalds makes you a cheeseburger". It's so true. I believe that anyone who is nurse has got to have a good heart and some type of inner hope that there is something bigger that will help the ill. I do admit that when one of my patients is dying, and they want to pray, I will pray with them (not for the same reasons they pray). I just ask the "universe" per se to help the family and to not let the patient suffer any longer. Structured religion does bother me, but I do have to say I did get my boys baptised at my foster parents church. I figure if by chance there is a heaven, with this world being the way it is, my boys need any added protection they can get. So I guess you could say I'm agnostic. I believe in something but not necessarily a God or Jesus. When you look at the world today and watch and hear the news, you sometimes have to think where is this almighty God, if so many people are suffering. But then again, I look into my children and husbands eyes, the sky, the birds, and nature and realize something made some beautiful things. I also like to think that when we die we don't just rot in to ground or get burnt, that we go to a beautiful place where there is no suffering, why?, because my mother and grandmother are in that place and I have to imagine that that to comfort myself. I guess this whole response is confusing. I'm a good person, a good mom, a good wife with a heart of gold, who always tries to see the bright side of everything and help anyone in need, so I guess that is ultimately what matters. Well enough of my confusing you. Hope this helps the original poster, if not I probably just made you think "What is this woman talking about" If and when I figure it out completely, I'll let you know.