If I were a first timer reading this thread, I'm not sure I'd ever come back! The level of intolerance of others' viewpoints and the sheer nastiness of some of the responses is shameful. I've read this whole thread up to this point and am sickened by most of what I see.
Some of the regulars ('Spaw, Kat, Moonjen, and particularly Praise) seem to have a clue here about civility and friendship. But some of the rest of you are waaaay out of line.
I'm not asking for a universal love fest or anything, but puh-lease! Let's all keep in mind that we kinda like each other and that our religions or lack thereof are what makes us the people we all like. Or something like that.
I'm really hoping that this streak of nastiness that's been surfacing in the Mudcat for the last little while is the exception and not the rule, but I'm beginning to have my doubts.
No flames, please, but feel free to PM me if you've a burning desire to discuss this further.