By the way, a quick thank you to you who are reading and responding so far. When I posted my 100th post, I felt a sense of inner accomplishment (although guys like Andrew Sullivan can do that in two days since they do it full-time). If I didn't think what I wrote resonated just a little bit, I might not continue.
Please continue to respond with your own views, and I'd be happy to post them. Also, if you run across things online that would make for a good discussion, please feel free to send them to me.