This has nothing to do, really, with the OP, but I'm going to say it here and then I'm going to go about my business.
Dave Lane is a man who is actively searching for greater understanding, and because he searches, I respect him as my brother. And though he would rather not be my brother in Christ, I claim him anyway as my brother in exploring our humanity and the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of our time together here.
"And that's all I have to say about that."
"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth ..."
– Pope Saint John Paul II