That makes sense to me Brad.
I don't know... I don't understand why wanting a person to be honest about his or her views is a bad thing, especially when the want has nothing to do with attempting to hurt any person or anything.
I was always taught that being honest is a good thing... maybe I took that teaching too far.
I still don't see any reason to close the thread, and if it had to do with the exchange between myself and Stephanos, I even still don't get it. It was in-line with the topic matter. And asking for a person to be honest about how they feel or what they believe in, imo, should never be cause for a thread closure... unless, of course, it was sexually, violently, etc., in nature.
"If this grand panaorama before me is what you call God... then God is not dead."