Thank you. You are interesting in your comments, and you will find that my quibbles with other atheists and my feud with Skeptic are accompanied with a friendliness towards persons who have fine ethical views (by my definition - which includes compassion in politics as well as personal life) even despite theological views I might disagree with. I am afraid it does not make me able to be a bridge between moral believers and moral nonbelievers in a forum like this - but I do think that bridge must be maintained on political matters - as it was in supporting civil rights bills in the l960's for example, when progressive religious leaders were in alliance with non-religious progressives.<quoted text>
Yes, enjoyed your well thought out post.
Present Pope seems positive so far.
The enemy is those who are those whose actions are cruel, not those whose views on this or that matter of doctrine we disagree with. Of course actions do include indoctrinating others with cruel views on ethics and claiming that they are derived from some true theology that cannot be disputed.