Oh, now I'm thinking that you're totally egocentric as an individual, not just as a French atheist.
> I take it you guys would hate a truly international, cosmopolitan city like New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco.
False! I loved New York City when I lived there, long ago.
You disappear for a week, and you had no input in this thread; what possessed you to think that "you" referred to you, Marseil, specifically? I think Brandon was expecting "you" to refer more to Bob and Nat.
If we had to filter our comments by how they'd apply to every person in the world, we'd be stuck in endless research. Then, when we talk, we'd have unlimited qualifiers. Not going to happen.
Also, this truth-telling via obsessive qualifiers is part of YOUR cultural relativism, and the contradiction between your belief and practice drives me nuts.