Now where have I been in all this!? Anyway lets see:
People are responsible for what THEY do, believe, say etc… not the actions of others so don’t worry about those that try to “control” religion…as long as you are sound in what you believe then it shouldn’t matter. Your only concern is your “relationship” with God and it is a relationship regardless of what religion or absence there of thus the beauty of it all.
As far as proof? Asking for such things as proof…well that is anti-religion and anti-science, lol. Meaning religion is about the faith of things unseen, the belief of the unknown…true things around you can provide evidence which supports your cause but that isn’t the point…the point is religion is about faith or hope in that which you believe and it should require no evidence otherwise it isn’t faith. Kind of hard to grasp why any logical person would do that, believe in the unknown with no proof, but then again we (meaning all of us) do it everyday.
Weather you are an Agnostic, Evolutionist, Buddhist, Christian whatever…you believe things that there simply is no “proof” for. I say this because in order to prove something you have to test it in every instance and possibility there could be and frankly nothing currently can be tested to those extents so nothing can technically be proven…or at least that is what science tells us. Seriously ask any scientist if they can “prove” anything and they will tell you no! Why? Because they can only test things and say the evidence of that test “suggests” something to be true or false.
Nothing more nothing less, so again asking for proof is pointless…test life all you wish but realize not everything will give you the same results as if would for someone else thus what can be certain? Nothing, find something worth believing in and then go with it.
My 2 cents!