You really couldn't make that up. Thanks, Jeff.
I'm not sure if we shouldn't make a "reaction exception" for Damian (Saturday's comment section) since I don't think we're likely to see eye-to-eye on too many subjects and I think he's about the closest to a troll or a "troll" as we're likely to see around these parts (Speaking as the Feminist Theocracy's Greatest Troll or "Troll").
Yes, it's certainly true that I base my attitudes on the Middle East around Scripture. I believe the Torah is an historical document. THE historical document.
I don't think, as an example, that the Philistine -- excuse me, Palestinian -- "received wisdom" that Israel never actually existed, that there never was an Israeli and Judaic Monarchy and that there never was a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount, that the Wailing Wall is not an artefact of that Temple, etc. etc. is worth discussing seriously.
We'll find out on Judgement Day, but I'm pretty confident that the historical accuracy of the Torah WON'T be one of the Big Surprises, but will, rather, be one of the Irrefutable Givens.