It used to be that we had a lot less choice in our faith. Nowadays we live in a glut of choices. Questions themselves are “invitations” to “deeper truths.” But discipleship, cross-bearing, and repentance are not simple rational decisions. They take commitment. If we are unwilling to see ourselves as part of a grand and deeply flawed human attempt at acceptable and sociable form of the Western one quarter world religion then we are not ready to learn and move on. The Pats and Orals of our world may shame us, but they should also teach us about Christianity gone completely acceptable and functional.