By the way, I think we are on the same page on almost everything. I have a slightly more "spiritual" approach to things but I am no theist.
I think I have made mistakes while posting here. One is that I was too aggressive about gun control; I reacted emotionally and without thinking hard about ways to avoid stirring anger. The other is with Christians where I have perhaps been too anti-theist without good evidence. Also of course there is the homosexuality debate, where I reacted much as I did in the gun control debate. I need to remember that people who are prejudiced against homosexuals generally have this indoctrinated into them as children, so that their feelings are not going to be changed by just telling them they are bigots. They aren't bigots but only products of their culture.