Hey guys. I'm back from my ten day banishment from the board and I wanted to thank Larry and Glenn for the vacation. I really needed it. In that vacation I had the opprotunity to meet personally with 3 of my Cavinistic friends. I discussed these issues in depth with them and all of them are seriously questioning their Calvinistic position. I really do prefer speaking in person with people about these matters. It is soooo much easier to convey your thoughts and not be misrepresented. People who know you don't assume to worst about you and write you off as being a heretic, but they really consider your thoughts and objectively strive to answer them. My friends couldn't answer most of my objections and they were openly admitting their doubts about Calvinism after a few hours of conversation. I know what some of you Calvinists are going to say. "They must not have been very solid Calvinists!" Wrong! One is in the process of writing a thesis on the subject, one has a Ph.D. and the other has been a Calvinist for 7 plus years and is very well read. One of them personally knows John Piper and wants me to meet with him soon to discuss these issues with him. I look forward to that and I'll let you all know how that goes. It may be a while, he is very busy. God Bless.