I said "for lack of a better word" because I could not think of a better way to put it, Tim. And, generally speaking, if someone holds what others consider to be 'extreme' views, they aren't likely to see it that way themselves. Don't take offense to my phrasing.
No offense taken. I am curious, though --- there are views I disagree with that I do not consider to be extreme. So whatever you mean by your use of the word "extreme," I'm curious: which views have I expressed that you feel are "extreme?"