“This is in response to your emailer yesterday. I’m a (theologically) liberal Unitarian serving as an enlisted man in the military. I’ve had a number of religious discussions that included a number of dyed-in-the-wool fundamentalists and I’ve never been insulted/dismissed the way your correspondent was. Of course, that may be because I manage to explain my views respectfully without coming off like a condescending, pedantic ass. I think this unknown sailor was probably responding less to that individual’s theology than to what a jerk he was being. Unfortunately, I get the sense that their exchange was representative of too much of the interfaith ‘dialogue’ that goes on.”