Brian McLaren said something this last week that has done what so many of his words/phrases/writings have done for me... solidified and identified something I have been wondering about for some time.
He said, "It turns out that we might not have been Christian all along; we might have just been successors of the Roman Empire co-opting Christian language." (That is the best I could write down as he was speaking.)
Think about the implications for that. Wow.