Tarheel--first, I AM a mudcat member. My "cookies " have been lost twice in recent tech glitches. Since I do not personally know you, I cannot be expected to know for sure of your status in the matter of family, etc.. So it transpires that you are a family man, and married for a truly respectable length of time. That I may in any way have given concern to any innocent member of your family, I apologise unreservedly. I do not, however intend to withdraw any slightest part of my opinions . You wish the world to know that you are proud of your family's commitment to Bush's armed forces? Fair enough---but do not expect all others to come even close to applauding such a commitment.
And please let my immortal soul be my own concern. I believe that your war-leader himself claims to be a "born again christian". I'm with Robert Burns on that score; "If such as he in Heaven may be, then welcome, hail damnation!"
I am a Christian. I have always been a Christian, and never had the need for "rebirth". I shall make a point of re-affirming my mudcat membership, and you may p/m. me with whatever your further comment might be.