Titianfire, thank you so much for posting! I appreciate the feedback, and I'm glad to hear that you had a good childhood experience with religion even if it didn't end up being the right fit for you. I wish you the very best in finding the right nature-centric spiritual path for you. Your summation of the Bible is exactly I feel. There is great wisdom there, but also distortion by human error, translations, and time.
And I love cats, too, so I can relate.