Sorry everyone for being so late to reply. I haven't had time. For the most part, the thread seems to be progressing nicely, so I will try to let sleeping dogs lie. Still, I think that if GG wants to insult me publicly with his <I>ad hominem</I> arguments, he ought to permit me to respond publicly. Nevertheless, out of respect to the other posters, I will not respond here, at least not now. <P>On a lighter note, I just want to say that if I am "diluted," perhaps it's because I've been spending too much time in the swimming pool.
<P>Oh, and Nicole, [Sorry folks, I hate it when people remove parts of a post that are referred to later on in the thread, but this was apparently very offensive, so I have deleted it. And, once again, my apologies to Nicole. Insulting her was unintentional. --EJA]<P>Also, I would like to take opportunity to thank GG for the compliment. No one has ever accused me of eloquence before.<P>And, ah, Audiogirl, I hope I answered your question satisfactorily, albeit a mite more thoroughly than some cared for. <P>Mazinga, I appreciate all your humor, particularly in some other threads that left me ROFL! Well, almost, anyway. <P>Peter, I perceive that we hold very different views and I suspect there is very little profit for either of us in quarreling about our differences. Yes, I think your wrong. If I thought you were right, I'd think like you. My, this gets complex . . . <P>TallBlondeFlutist, thank you for your support. I trust you know whence my boldness proceeds. Frankly, I try to be diplomatic here on the board. Sometimes, however, I get tired of being wishy-washy.<P>Serge, perhaps I should clarify by saying that I believe that the ultimate of these concepts is not achievable by man, but certainly man is able to achieve them in some degree. Moreover, my point was that God is the only standard by which, shall we say, the polarity of human achievment can be achieved. By polarity I am referring to whether it is contrary to or parrallel with God's standard of the concept.<P><BR> -- EJA <p>[This message has been edited by EJA (edited 04-05-2001).]