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.
As Christians we should reject the politically correct third way that allows non-Christians to escape the horns of the trilemma. The logic of the “liar, lunatic, Lord” argument forces a choice, one that Jesus himself requires every person to make. You can fall at his feet in adoration, dismiss him as a crank, or pity him as mentally deranged fool. You can even deny the evidence and historical consensus and claim that Jesus never existed. But what you cannot say is that he was merely a “good man” or a “wise teacher.” Jefferson’s Jesus—the moral philosopher that lies in a sepulcher in Jerusalem—can’t be found in the Gospels, in history, or in the anywhere outside the imagination of our founding father.