I figured there would be some interesting and strong comments from readers regarding what I included in chapter 4 and 5. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them and I think I've responded to everyone as well.
With regards to 'spiritual' issues, I wonder why some writers can say or include in their stories that they 'don't believe in God' or blame Him for everything, and detail the reasons for it AND they usually can get away with it without too much of an argument from others. However, when I included my belief in God and some of the reasons/evidence for Him, folks tend to get very upset or take out their feelings by voting the story quality down.
I half way knew this would be the case but all I ask is for you to relate or share your thoughts to me and I'll respectfully reply back and then simply VOTE for the story based on the merits of the writing, and story line - not on your personal convictions or beliefs. I guess I see civil discussion as one thing and the overall merits of the story/writing etc. as another.
FYI - there is a little bit of 'spiritual' stuff in chapter 6 but not nearly the amount from earlier. I hope you continue to give this story a chance.