Hermes, You said, "...whatever he wrote MUST be taken with a grain of salt..." --> Precisely. It is very difficult -- and necessary -- to separate the message from the messenger. There is a particular religious writer who I do not like, and I must admit that I often take whatever he writes and oppose it because he wrote it. I have also fallen into the trap (more than once) of believing something because it was written by a religious writer I hold in awe. Perhaps all of us can do a little less of both.