Another great post Hearthman. The "help" that so many expect like their expectations of taking their next breath has even entered into the ministry with "prosperity preachers" and ministries that focus on selling people hope but who dont preach the gospel.
Preaching that "life gifts " ( $$$ ) and donations can get you closer to god and riches.
It just takes faith and acceptance to recieve his Grace. Its a personal relationship.
Having faith in Jesus Christ and accepting Gods Grace IS a ticket out of the mess in this world and the next.
Its a lot easier dealing with the nonsense and violence and the depravity of this world once youv'e accepted him and I use to be one mean violent atheistic bastard when I was in my 20s.
I hated the concept of God and just about everyone else too.
Even used some of the same Christian counter arguments I see on this forum from time to time.
Some of you Jesus haters should give it a try.
You are indeed full of surprises Elf... I did not figure you for one that had an 'experiences with God' and found Christ.
Once one knows Christ... life is never the same (thank God)!