Growing up I constantly heard that if you simply asked Jesus to come into your heart, he would. Well, in my first year in college I decided that I would put that to the test, so many of my friends were Christians, and were certain of their faith, and there was the possibility that I was mistaken, so I decided to make a sincere effort to accept Jesus into my life. I bought a bible and carried it with me and read it constantly, I took a cardinal's cross that had been in my family for generations and wore it all the time, and like the character in "The Way of a Pilgrim", I prayed continuously, begging Jesus to come into my heart. I went with friends to religious services and activities. And every morning, when I woke up, my first thought was always: "I really don't believe this shit!" But I would put that behind me and start the process over. I did this for approximately 6 months. At no time did I ever feel Jesus, nor did I hear Jesus. Nothing, nada, zilch! So, now when I hear some fundie make the "Just open your heart and ask Jesus to come in" speech, I just shake my head and wonder; are they all mad?