Concerning the above posting --
I recognize that postings such as that which I have presented above are often found to be controversial, and I expect nothing different with the above posting. I also recognize that more controversial postings generally generate the most amount of commenting over the shortest period of time. Recognizing these things, I wish to present the following burden:
It is generally my burden to respond unto others as much as I am able with a manner of thoughtfulness and thoroughness. However, such thoughtfulness and thoroughness requires a greater amount of time (time which I do not always have available due to other, greater responsibilities). Even so, if this thread explodes with comments as is so commonly the case for such "controversial" threads, then I simply will not be able to respond adequately to every comment. As such, I request the patience (and possibly even, looooongsuffering) of those who comment and contribute.