Like most other religions, we pray and study together from the Holy Writings and share perspectives. We do not have a clergy to tell us what we must believe or do. We believe in the independent investigation of truth, and also that everyone's understanding of the writings is different for a reason. Therefore no one's understanding is completely right or wrong. We believe that what people understand is based upon their present and past experiences in life and that each understanding holds a portion of the true meaning of the writings in question. Therefore, we believe that it is by consultation on what everyone understands from the writings that we all get a better understanding for the whole meaning of the Holy Writings.