More emphatically: let there be absolutely no doubt that while there are some fun and thoughtful posts in this my ancient blog, there are also some indefensible ones. I had fallen to some degree to post-9/11 xenophobia and had some fundamental misconceptions about my fellow human beings. Like many teenaged boys, I revelled in feeling smart, so Dawkinsesque arrogance was like, totally, my thing. I was an idiot, it's embarassing, but I'm leaving it here to remind myself and you that no one is beyond saving.
Laugh, don't cry; I'm feeling much better now.