Joseph Campbell is one of my heroes. He was an expert on comparative mythology and comparative religion. At his death in 1987, he left a significant body of unpublished work, and the Joseph Campbell Foundation was founded in 1991 to preserve, protect, and perpetuate this work. A recent release of theirs is the book, "Thou Art That." It is a collection of Campbell's writings and lectures regarding Christian mythology. I have quoted extensively from the book here, because I believe that Campbells words speak best for themselves. I think this work touches on many of the topics covered in this forum, including the infallibility of the Bible, the ability to choose your belief system, science versus religion, etc. From the Editors [Dr. Eugene Kennedy] Forward From Chapter 1: Metaphor and Religious Mystery From Chapter 2: The Experience of Religious Mystery From Chapter 3: Our Notions of God On the metaphor of the quest for the Holy Grail: From Chapter 4: The Religious Imagination and the Rules of Traditional Theology From Chapter 5: Symbols of the Judeo-Christian Tradition From Chapter 6: Understanding the Symbols of Judeo-Christian Spirituality I am about 2/3 of the way through the book, but I thought I would share now. I know this has been long, but I hope useful.