I think it is important AGAIN to understand the difference and the terms we are speaking of here.
PROPER BONDING CREATES
AN ELECTRICALLY CONTINOUS,
LOW RESISTANCE PATH
FOR FAULT CURRENT TO RETURN
[size=4]TO THE NEUTRAL AT THE SERVICE [/size]
IS A CONNECTION TO EARTH
INTENDED TO PROTECT OUR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FROM
LIGHTNING AND HIGH VOLTAGE
Grounding the Electrical Equipment-
Non-current carrying conductive materials enclosing electrical conductors or equipment, or forming part of such equipment, shall be connected to earth so as to limit the voltage imposed by lightning, line surges, or unintentional contact with higher voltage lines and limit the voltage to ground on these materials
Bonding the Electrical Equipment-
[size=2]Non-current carrying conductive materials enclosing electrical conductors or equipment, shall be connected together and to the supply system grounded equipment in a manner that creates a permanent, low impedance path for ground fault current which is capable of safely carrying the maximum fault current likely to be imposed on it .
If I had only one suggestion to help people better understand this I would say sit down and read NEC 250-4…in the 2002 NEC…it is the at this point the NEC woke up a little and clarrified the Bonding and Grounding Mystery for many people.