Yes, I agree there are many many bad deals, counterfeits, etc...<quoted text>
And there are many frauds in religion. How many claim to be a Prophet? How many use God to steal from people? How many have erroneously lead people to their deaths? How many fanatical cults are out there? So does that mean there are no legitimate clergy and theologians? But even the most learned and dedicated theologian takes what he believes on faith.
They only counterfeit something that has much worth.
Satan is very good at what He does.
Although I do believe by faith, I also have been showed and given all I need.
When something as Big as God comes into something as small as man, it is something you never forget, or get over.