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After taking a huge amount of abuse from the CP elite, he finally threw in the towel on April 6, 2010 during this talk page debateimg.

Andy, if I take your recent comments in the best possible way, they sound extremely condescending and patronizing, as if you understand the depths of my spiritual life better than I do, or that my personal journey away and back to the Christian fold I described earlier is "not even worth discussing," presumably because it doesn't fit into your worldview. (By the way, if a belief in theistic evolution is as atypical as you claim, why does CP's own article mention that it's the official position of the Catholic church? Or are they all "picking and choosing scripture" as well?)

If I take your comments in the worst way, you're accusing me of lying or of being a false Christian. Either way, a man can only accept his integrity being attacked so many times. I've been giving freely of my time and talents here to write quality articles one by one for over a year. I'm too angry right now to make a rational decision about whether I wish to continue, but I'll take a few weeks to meditate about it.

It may be easy to forget, but behind this wall of computerized text there's a real person, with his own life experiences, family relationships, past joys and sorrows, his own stories of personal tragedy as well as soul-searching, and his own occasional moments of spiritual clarity. I try never to forget that fact when getting into political or religious debates, which is why I do my best to avoid assuming that I know what leads someone to believe the way they do. That's why I ask more questions than I give answers, all the more so if someone's views appear unorthodox or illogical at first. That's ultimately how I learn, with a true "open mind." Auf Wiedersehen, Andy. JDWpianist 18:14, 6 April 2010 (EDT)