I would like to apologize to Christians everywhere – all of you, not just the conservative ones I've been having this conversation with – for calling Paul an "arrogant jerk" and a liar. I feel sad that I did this, and regret it, because it did not meet my own need for respecting you, or connection, and not even for my own integrity. I have no right to so arrogantly dis someone that you hold in such high regard, and I'm sorry. I could have respectfully disagreed with some of what he said, and I will revise my post "Thoughts on God and Sex" to reflect this.
Besides, Paul wrote some really beautiful stuff that was spot on, like I Corinthians 13, which, besides being spot on, is remarkable in its beauty. He certainly deserves respect for that.
I was wrong. I apologize.