Believe it or not, I actually upvoted ptum's post, as he/she/it makes some valid points while still being hopelessly wrong overall.
I believe that you're wrong in your analysis about why my post received downvotes though - it's not because some people think the offence outweighed the humour, it's because they're utterly devoid of humour when it comes to matters of their invisible friend and so only saw the imaginary offence. In my opinion - and I used to be a christian myself (I got better, obviously) - their god would disapprove of their small-mindedness.
You're right about my respect for you. You've done nothing to deserve it, and quite a bit to *not* deserve it. In this you differ from most christians. Most of them, while not having done anything to deserve my respect, have at least not pissed me off.