Hi GB. I really like that Ben Franklin quote. I don't think truth needs protection. But faith is protected by gangs of brutal (or authoritarian) religionists. The point of the first post was exactly that faith seems to need protection, and people are encouraged to repeating inside themselves and to others "it's true, it's true, it's true". As JW's we were told to keep meditating, they kept pounding the same ridiculous ideas into our heads, and we were told to keep telling it to others. You can see why I resist "faith" these days.