Terry, thanks for the welcome. I'm doing my best to raise the pups to be reasoned individuals and to raise them with the capacity for critical thought processing-something that is so severely atrophied in so many people because of the religious meme....
Brandon, your comment about light, or lack of light, reminded me of this very old quotation:
“Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian.”
Addition to Philosophical Thoughts (c. 1762) Denis Diderot 1713-1784