Yes Mickey, that's what it's all about - he's a control mechanism used to control your family, those around you and those up the street. Look at how it has been used and still is. I'm not suggesting that it's all bad, just a way to control people, to make them do what you want.
Emily, if you are happy with that then great, I would never mock you for it, and if it continues to make you happy in your life then I wish you all the best. But whatever we do, the world will end in about 5 billion years. Please explain that?
Cobrien, as long as you are comfortable with your beliefs, then hey, good on you.
lobobrandon, if it gives you peace then it's no worry. But I prefer my reality.