I'm sorry for the way that discussion turned out, Robert - I had no idea things would turn out that backwards. Thanks for the background info on Senter, I hate to think of how far that thread might have gone.
Thanks for the support, Albert. I don't actually expect to change Sassan at all, but I also know I can't change theists. All I hope to do is stand up to hateful, warmongering, nationalistic doctrines in a way that makes people a bit more timid about presenting them.