Why do you subscribe to your particular flavor of Christianity? I've always wondered this, but I've never been really in a position to ask people in real life, so I figured I'd ask on here and maybe I'd get a sampling of answers. I ask because I have a hard time figuring out how people justify that their beliefs are the correct ones, because personally, I've only been able to see/understand the arguments for being Catholic or Orthodox. I have some more specific questions about things that have bothered me, too. I don't want this to turn into a debate about which type of Christianity is correct, I was just interested in hearing people's answers. If you could just point me to websites that are apologetic for your faith, that'd be fine, too. I'm just curious. But now for some more specific questions: To Protestants in general, how do you justify Protestantism not existing for at least 1,500 years after Jesus' death? Do you think that true Christianity didn't exist for all those years? To fundamentalists, on what grounds do you think the Bible is literal and inerrant? From what I've understood, the Bible (well, the New Testament) was pieced together from many different writings about Jesus in the fourth century by Catholic/Orthodox clergy. Why do you accept their choices and don't go looking for the other, "lost" Gospels or other writings about Jesus? And to Anglicans, and members of other state churches, I don't understand how anyone can believe in a state church.