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A humble request

I've said this a few times and it gets ignored, so what the heck.

Discussions about religion or topics with religions implications (homosexuality, evolution, etc.) suffer from a -severe- lack of respect. Now, I realize this is the Internet, and a degree of abrasiveness and hostility is to be expected.

Still, religiously-sensitive topics suffer from it far more than others.

So here's my request: can we PLEASE, all of us, be at least somewhat respectful? Can we please not descend into mockery or accusations of ill intent or bad motive?

To atheists: believe it or not, most of us religious folk don't hate freedom, and at least on this forum, I think it's safe to say a majority base their views on solid reasoning and interpretation of evidence. As far as I know, none of us are secretly gay, nor do we hate gay people. We don't want to force our religion on you; like you, we want to convince you of our position, that's all.

To my fellow theists: I realize what I'm about to say is shocking, but to the best of my knowledge, the atheists on this forum do not want to violently stamp out religion, nor do the majority want to force us to support things that our religions oppose. Like us, they just believe that their position is correct, and they want to convince us of that.

Seriously, guys, the religion topics are embarrassing.

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You're right.

I think the number of times I have been denounced as a theo-slave is about equal to the number of times my faith has been called into question with the implication that I am not a "true Christian."

Please, folks, have a little consideration.

Tolerance.

For Liberty.

:-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Respect

for real liberty

Integrity

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Courage