We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Love of God is unconditional, the friendship of God is conditional.
A big lie is that all are friends of Jesus. John 15:14 states very plainly, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." Yes, God loves all. However, NO, not all are friends of God. To be a friend, "follow my commandments".