Jonas, you are a modern day philosopher and I only pray your following grows. I grew in the South in church and the distaste and emptiness you describe is accurate. Sad. God is not. He is alive and breathing in everything that exists. I’m dying for others to experience His love in this way. I want to encourage everybody in the states to travel outside where 95% of the population exists and experience God in countries who rely on His life giving power everyday for sustinance. Then they would know. Our church boxes are just that. Attemting to take that beauty and force into our constructs pipes out a false religion without love, power, and joy. Sorry if I went on a soap box, your articles hit my heart! Thanks.