Guys: I've reached the noble conclusion that my posts are doing nothing but tossing gas on the fire. I'm not convincing you of anything nor am I seeing much merit in the responses I'm getting from you. Many of you are excellent at give-and-take, making me think you need to hang out your shingle (Heavymetal, Attorney-at-Law). My role in life as a Christian is to influence folks toward Christ, and obviously, my approach here isn't working.
This is not a criticism of my detractors as much as it is a statement of reality.
So in the future, I'll limit my comments to topics that have nothing to with religion, homosexuality, or moral issues. If we need to discuss the best seat on an American Airlines 757, I'll chime in.
Thanks for your efforts, gentlemen, and for causing me to reflect deeper on my convictions...one has to do this when defending one's positions. I look forward to discussing cars, stereo systems, weather, and the like with you in the future.
II Cor. 4:17-18