i just had to jump in here and make a comment because of a statement that EP posted:
How is it that Spiderman has a a better moral code than god? His is "with great power comes great responsibility". God's seems to be "don't do bad things because I don't do bad things, except whenever the fuck I want and it's OK because I am stronger."
i left the org. back in 1998/99. one of the reasons being that i had serious doubts as to "his" moral code, based on what i had learned from the Bible over 25 years. my reasoning was much like EP's. if a created thing/being has more love, compassion, etc. than god, then, i am definitely not impressed. of course, i don't feel that the Bible is "God's Word" anymore, either. however, if others want to believe it, then, that is their business, as long as they don't try to make ME accept it as truth. live and let live.