Hey, I'm not one to censor anybody's opinions or especially beliefs. And since I'm not a moderator nor do I wish to be one, I can only ask politely for the list to continue to police itself, which I do think we've done quite well. (I've been on some lists that were literally shut down because of flamewars.) I feel like the current discussion on religion (the Bible, Purgatory and other distinctively Catholic doctrines, the Reformation) are not just off-topic, but inappropriate. I'm worried the cooperative, friendly and open mood of this list could be jeopardized if discussions on religion, politics, sex, golf or anything like that get out of control. Again, I'm not whining and I hope I don't come across as sanctimonious -- I'm just real wary of how personal beliefs tend to lead to public warfare. Plus I should apologize for a past incident when commenting on "Wier's World", my future dystopic world, as I think I offended some people when I was discussing Calvin and the Puritans and comparing and contrasting them to a fictitious political movement in the English-speaking world. As most of you know I am a Catholic and one by choice. (I didn't say I was a "good Catholic" though.) My statements were not meant to express themselves as anti-Protestant nor even anti-Calvinist or anti-Evangelical. My concultures are based on hyperbole based on current "conspiracy theory" thought and a sensationalist view of history. I feel like I'm a cross between Orwell and Dr. Seuss. (I won't crosspost to Conculture, but this statement is for the members of that list as well.) Thanks for putting up with my rants. Danny Wier Lufkin, Texas http://homestead.juno.com/dawier/ ________________________________________________________________ YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET! Juno now offers FREE Internet Access! Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.