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[Man doesn't need a 'book' to know our Creator, our creators essence is found in nature....since nature is the making and revelation of our Creator, we should pay more attention to it.]
I can agree with that partially
The only thing I would say is that I do believe that even nature has a blueprint ,have you ever seen Chariot of the Gods (I think that was what it was called)
And I dont know why our creator would not leave us some sort of map or diagram that we could find out more about him .(Like the bible and studying more about the moon stars,man and how he was created etc etc etc ) .All of them will give us a better understanding in my opinion of who he is how he thinks etc .
Try watching the movie 'Zeitgeist'. It has been aggressively passed around the US and Europe lately for good reason. If you watch this movie, you will understand perhaps a little or alot more than you thought you did about the origins of religion and its 'practice' throughout history. Theological books on the matter of religion only go so far and certain 'parts' or 'truths' are ommitted for various reasons.
What does it mean to be a true Christian? Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Live and let live. Give without any thought of "what's in it for me." Recognize your own flaws and work to correct them. Repenting of your sins and accepting the Lord's forgiveness through Christ's sacrifice is not enough - you still are responsible for what you do. Be slow to criticize - especially if it's about a flaw that you have also - don't be a hypocrite. Don't be greedy. Stand up for what is RIGHT, even if it's not popular.
You're right that there is much corruption in the church, but as individual Christians, we need to recognize that, and refuse to follow those we know to be corrupt. Follow your own conscience (which is really the Holy Spirit inside you). Keep your focus on the Lord. May God bless and protect you.