Thanks Mark, I really appreciate your comments.
Pete, I'll check that book out this week, it sound like more of the kind of thing I'm interested in studying.
I think the Bible isn't very helpful as regards the real problems in life. It is full of simple facts like 'love your neighbour' and 'be a good wife' [an insult to women at it's best]. To me some of this is common sense. There are a few examples written that can help us. I believe humans should be educated in life and educated in dealing with the real issues not running away from them as the JW's teach. Thank God fanatical JW's are only a small portion of the religious part of this world. But there are many others.