The "big fuss" you are referring to centers around a place called Calvary on the biggest date in all of recorded history when Jesus died on the cross for the sin of all mankind. Romans 5:8 states "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us". God said we are sinners, and payment had be made for our sins in order for us to go to heaven.
Orchestra players do not get their tones from each other, but from a standard (such as a piano or tuning fork), builders have to use a level, a plumb line and square. The standard we must follow is not based on what others do, but by what we as individuals do based on the Word of God. You are not saved or lost by the deeds of others. You must realize you are a sinner and accept the payment for your sin that Jesus has already paid by dying on Calvary's cross and believe that Jesus arose from the dead to receive the gift of salvation. If you haven't accepted Christ, don't put it off another day. DO IT TODAY!