Recently a young man asked for advice about religion. For the benefit of a few like him, I am going to conclude with my reply:
"If I were you, I would not associate with any religious organizations. I would also shift my focus from scripture to your immediate life and your immediate relationship to God. I would try to be silent or take long walks and clear my head. Then I would listen for God speaking to you. In other words, have an immediate relationship with your Creator and focus on improving your life and behavior by bringing more harmony, peace, love and order into it.
You can still read the scriptures for inspiration but let your day be your religion, how you live, how you embody the principles in which you believe. Too much religion seems to remove people from their actual life.
I don't pretend to be a success myself in these terms but it represents my ideal." -- Henry Makow Ph.D.