I'd remind you, Rotorhead, that "respect" and "belief" aren't synonymous. You said earlier that, "I respect your right to believe anything that you want, but I do not have to respect what you believe." No, you don't, but hopefully you respect the person enough to not trash and dismiss them for their beliefs. You can argue basic theology 'til the cows come home (and in fact you'll be arguing it until your dying breath as it's been a source of contention, dissension and literary fodder since the dawn of man) but it's a bit of a waste of time in my opinion if it becomes some sort of "life force".
Thank you for your concern. I guess we all tilt at our own windmills. I try very hard not to trash people, only ideas. I still have hope that people can outgrow the mythology of our past. It has happened. Few people still worship Zeus.
When it comes to respect, as the video on page one of this thread points out, you do pay a price when you voice belief in the outrageous. Biblical mythology has no more basis in reality than does the Giant Turtle mythology.