Thank you for your insight and encouragement Strega. It is indeed, a touchy matter. I think finding the truth is very important, and skepticism is a tool to help us do that. Unfortunately, it is very hard to correctly use the tool of skepticism. Not only conceptually, but physically (how our brains work). I usually take a lot of flak from both theists and atheists on the subject of faith. I just try to use the tools available to me to find the truth, as best I can... and I'm not perfect.
You're bang on the money. A 'muckle cuddy' is a large animal of the equine persuasion. Believe it or not, the irony (of joining this little gang) is that I come from a village next to "The Cradle of Christianity", Lindisfarne in Northumberland.