Comment: What?

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What?

I'm all for spirited debate. I love spirited debate more than a lot of people do; I thrive on it. I love controversy and passionate discussion.

What I object to is the level of condescension, mockery, and baseless ad hominem attacks (not to mention pseudo-science and fake psychology) that get thrown around wildly by BOTH sides on threads that involve religion.

For the record, I do not believe there is any kind of "perfect middle ground." You take a position and you stand on it. I understand exactly what's going on in the minds of those who resort to mockery and sarcasm, because on multiple occasions I have done it as well; even now it's still something that is a severe temptation, especially when emotions run high.

All I'm asking for is discussion and debate, instead of ridicule and hostility. I have NO issue with an atheist telling me I'm wrong; I absolutely have an issue with an atheist telling me that I'm a closet gay Nazi who wants to oppress everyone. I have no issue with a Christian telling an atheist they're wrong; I absolutely have an issue with a Christian telling an atheist that they're jackbooted Communists who support depravity and pedophilia.