So last night I found myself debating with my girlfriend. It was something like this: (I am atheist, she is more or less agnostic.) Her: We should create our own religion. Me: Why? Her: I don't know. Buddah did it. He was just sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head and he was like "Oh! I'm going to create a religion." Now at this point I was very annoyed because I hate talking to people about things or which they have no insight. I don't consider her a very intelligent person so I find myself very commonly annoyed lately. Me: Buddhism is not a religion. It's a way of life, for one thing. Her: It is too a religion! Just like Christianity. *Continuous debating.* Point here being that I can say "Hey, Buddhism is a way of life, not a religion." and anyone I know that didn't agree would fight me to the death about it. But if I pull up a web page or the fact stated in a book, they would put down their guns and accept it. What does something in print have on my word? Because someone posted a blog or wrote an article makes them so much more creditable than me?