Just returned from a whirlwind trip to the Middle East and Europe. I’m amazed every time by how true Mark Twain’s words are when he said that “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” I sat in a hotel in Egypt a few days after our ambassador was killed and discussed religion with two Muslims. Whatever your slant, my opinion remains that there is a large amount of ignorance all over the World to culture and religious convictions. It’s been my experience that most Christians don’t really know what they believe or why, and most Muslims all the same. We (the whole World) typically believe what we are taught to believe by those who have influence over us as children and young adults. It’s very rare for a Jew to convert to Islam, or a Mormon to convert to Hinduism, etc. Nevertheless, Christianity has approximately 2 billion followers, and Islam, 1.5 billion respectively, but what I find most interesting is that both Christianity and Islam were born of Judaism, which has only 14 million followers. I don’t know if there is any significance to that fact, but it certainly has my attention.