@mouser: If you think this is becoming divisive we should probably lock the thread.
My impression is not that mouser feels it has
become divisive, but that it could
, and he's wanting to keep things friendly.
One lesson I learned years ago: when I'm around friends and family (especially over a Thanksgiving meal), don't discuss political/religious things unless you want an argument. Of course, this is because my family members have such diverse views and strongly held opinions.