First of all I want to emphasize that the following essay is a philosophical discourse on religion, it is not a religious one and therefore emphasis should be on philosophy, particularly philosophy of religion and to an extent theology, never religious fanaticism and dogmatic automata. The piece is iconoclastic enough, if not controversial.So I urge all those whose religious sentiments are delicate enough to take offense not to go any further. But for those open-minded and interested enough, those confident in and comfortable with their faith, those who think they can wield any form of scrutiny and philosophical investigation, this essay is a very good one. Better yet, to those who are already familiar with the essay, this will be an interesting place to discuss, opine and possibly enlighten each other. In no way was this thread intended to demean Christianity and the Judeo-Christian godhead, to the contrary, if Christianity and the Judeo-Christian godhead can stand the gust of this essay, they will certainly emerge stronger as faiths and philosophies. I want to thank my friend VeraCity for her Bertrand Russel signature which reminded me of that evening many years ago when I first became acquainted with this critical essay. Let's discuss and elevate the level of scholarship in here.I know it is a bit long, but nothing this thought provoking said in this few pages can be said to be long.