how have I shot my credibility ?
The Bruce question was entirely innocent, as was your springsteen answer, which you denied, but affirmed in this thread.
In real life (as opposed to the 'net), when I am finding difficulties dealing with someone, and there is a pause, I usually try to start a topic of common ground, then see how the person that I am talking to really thinks.
One of the first people that I felt for on this site was yourself, as having a young daughter, I could not imagine the things that you said (but I believed them, having read other stuff)
I'm not aligned to frater_nothing, and doubt that I ever will be.
I do think that we share a common cause, in not wanting evil to triumph
Liberate \'em all
and let God sort \'em out.