I should have known.
If I did not believe it, Bowler, why did I type out such a post solely to argue in favor of the position? Did you not see after that PereJoseph and Ambrose in that very thread say expressly that they also believed that at a minimum explicit faith in the Holy Trinity and Incarnation was necessary to be saved, along with St. Thomas, St. Alphonsus et al? I saw SJB say it too, I think, but I'll leave that between you and him.
Yes, I do believe explicit faith in Christ is necessary for salvation. That should be obvious from what I'd said, if you copied my post above, but still don't know where I stand, then I don't know what more to say. I only disagree with the way you usually go about making your case, insulting people who hold the other opinion, which is certainly not going to win any adherents to the position, sorry to say.
And, since you keep saying you've met only one person in 20 years who believes so, (I think if you explained clearly the theological state of the question, showing the question remains open, and which is the majority opinion among the Doctors, Saints and theologians, then you'd have at least a majority of traditional Catholics who hold to it) did it not occur to you to make this thread a poll?