Danny Weir wrote: <snip> I guess I'm very much an optimist when it comes to this sort of thing. I have a lot of faith in peoples' respect for each other's beliefs. I also have something of a 'rolling stone' philosophy, that religion usually only descends into a problem thread when it becomes stagnant by not evolving into new facets of discussion. In this case, the afterlife (today's focus) is very different from yesterday's focus (prayer and magic), and I see no reason to expect it not to move on again by this time tomorrow. -- web. | Here and there I like to preserve a few islands of sanity netyp.com/ | within the vast sea of absurdity which is my mind. member/ | After all, you can't survive as an eight foot tall dragon | flesh eating dragon if you've got no concept of reality.