Of course not all denominational churches are are "bad". But, one of the reasons I left the denominational church is that many let MEN guide them. They don't look to the Bible as their only authority. Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM is a beautiful place where Georgia O'Keeffe used to live and paint. It was owned by a couple, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Pack, who were devout Christians, and members of the Presbyterian Church. When they died in the late 1800s, they left the property to the church, believing it would be a Christian retreat and meeting center. So here it is, years later. The Presbyterian church has changed their stance on so many things as many denominational churches have. They have become much more Liberal, and are more concerned about being attractive to ALL people. As a result, even though this is a Presbyterian-run ranch, they are having "The Wisdom of the Feminine" conference, embracing the spiritual traditions of Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Mary Magdalene, The Shekinah, Song of Songs, Bhakti poet Mirabai, Sufi mystic Rabia, Fatima, Tara, Quan Yin, Kali, and indigenous Mother goddesses." Of course I believe in freedom of religion, but what bothers me is this conference is going on as a teaching of the Presbyterian Church. I believe the Packs would be greatly disappointed. But now days, many "denominations" are bending to current day traditions and trends, not wanting to "offend anyone". They have taken the Bible and mixed it with other teachings, or put it aside altogether. Talk about the Church of Laodicea!! Anything goes!!