You're right, and I agree it was great advice. And actually, I should have been more clear. My situation (so far) has been that I have encountered positive Muslims who are friendly and interested in teaching others (it's been on the internet, here and beliefnet, which I don't go to anymore). They have made me want to learn more ("they" including the people I've seen here). I didn't mean for it to sound negative, although re-reading it... Yeah I should have thought more before posting I can handle being ignored. Deliberately rude or hostile... would probably make me stay home (fortunately, since I"m female I don't have to go to the local center to pray, right? I'm such a chicken. I emailed them and no luck yet, I never see cars there when I'm in town either ) The reason I found this site to begin with was someone on beliefnet who posted a link to the last sermon (that someone else recently posted on here again). So far in the past, and yet it describes how life should be... How people should be treated. That's what I want. And if I did go to the local center, I'd try my very best to live up to that, but I'm just a flawed human.