I am going to take a break from this place. I just got in and was looking forward to reading posts here. I had already felt a disconnect with many people here now for several days. The big fight didn't help, but I decided to stay. Then I come and read the new thread about religion and people attacking people who are religious. They are asking us to not discuss religion. It can't be done. Your religion or lack there of defines you. Everyone has a belief system. Abortion is an example. It can't be discussed without including religious conotations, right to die and anything else deals with some kind of belief system. I feel that I have been personally attacked. I know that I probably have mentioned religion more than anyone else on the board. I haven't really felt a part of the group for several days. Maybe I just need a break from everyone. I got hit in the big fight just like a lot of you. I got attacked just like many of you did. The worst part is that I believe I have lost friends. Now at age 54, I don't need a lot of dissention in my life. I am tired. And I may never be close to some of you as I was just a week ago. I will defintely come back and visit and let people who are interested know how I am doing. But I am going to take a break from posting. Time will heal all wounds. For those of you that I said if you ever want or need my help, I said what I meant and meant what I said. My e-mails addresses still work. Please send by e-mail message. The folder can get full very quick. <snip> . Those of you who are my closest friends, I haven't abandoned you. You are still my firends and we know how to contact each other. Especially the young guys who have relied on my advice before. If you want my advice you had better e-mai me. When and if I return, I will get you in the fleshpile with Pappy's razorstrap! I hope to be back posting someday when I have a better spirit.