Like most humans, I'm bound to be wrong about many things, and the things I'm likeliest to be wrong about are those things I'm least aware I might be wrong about. So it seems not just prudent, but necessary, to engage as many disparate views as possible.
(!) In the original version of this post, I inexplicably confused Fred Clark, a thoughtful, humane, and progressive Christian - whose blog I follow regularly - with Fred Phelps, a fundamentalist troglodyte. This mistake would, no doubt, have massively offended both of them, should either have seen it. My deepest, sincerest apologies to Clark.