I understand those items will cause you a degree of distress and I did it not to be malicious but to make a very specfic point.
then you understand incorrectly orac , you are you and I am I
I am not troubled by things you write!
certainly not distressed.
I do enjoy reading what you write very much , I also enjoy
watching science fiction.
so I have a wide array of things that I enjoy.
but to me what I enjoy most about what you write is when
you begin to get irate about what other people believe in.
like its any of your business what people believe in.
science does not work on a belief system it works on a fact gathering and experimentation system and records those gathered
facts into a data system made up of that gathered experimental data.
science does not rant about religion.
in science we do not focus on the spiritual realm.
likewise in religion we do not focus on the physical realm.
to me you seem to be childish when you mainly concern yourself with others religion.
this is a science forum , if you feel the need to rant about the spiritual realm you should find a spiritual forum to play in.