Calvinism

Could one of you calvanists out there explain to me Calvanism? I don't really have a solid grasp of it.

From what I understand (actually what I DON'T understand)...

1) God has chosen a select (elect) few to recieve Salvation.

2) Only God can save them--nothing the individual does whatsoever makes a difference--it doesn't not matter if a person wishes to "accept" Jesus or not--he or she is one of the elect, and thus automatically saved.

3) Everyone else is sunk.

I suspect there is more to Calvanism then this blurred vision of calvanism I have gleaned from the calvanistic-type radio station around here. Can someone clear it up for me?

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