I have been lurking on this forum and I have to say that I am disgusted by all of the anti-religion crap circumventing itself as liberalism and appropriate code of conduct for society.
We get it: Some people hate religion and anyone who adheres to a different theology you do not accept. A lot of these arguments created are solely to show how 'barbaric' society is for anyone who does not cater to conformity, or feel the same way about a given subject. When someone does speak up, there is a lot of ostracizing and backlash on those who make a separate case.
90% of the time people are stating personal opinion, without citing reputable data to back up claims. Opinion is what matters and to that end, anyone who disagrees is simply wrong, is in need of correction and must be demonized.
By freeing the droves of society with such advanced thinking and comprehension from the two page blog read on the subject one can only wonder: Why can't everyone just agree to get rid of all of the things some disagreed with?
By catering to such behaviors and narrow-minded ideals however, one can only assume that nothing outside of persecution to those who hold religious faith and have difference of opinion is happening.
Make no mistake about this because it is in fact what is being done. The lack of being able to subsequently respect another's personal beliefs and decisions in some of the nasty and hate based replies and posts seen is no better than the fundamentalist attitude that believes everyone must adhere to a specific logic and theology in order to be of that appropriate societal conduct mentioned above.
Never mind trying to water down real opinions with Universally acceptable answers which may go against what one feels on the subject. The only thing accomplished on this end is a need to internalize such feelings and congregate with those who hold similar views: Thereby segregating both groups in the process.
Media relied on should be looked at from an objective standpoint: Research should ALWAYS be done on everything read. That does not include just one side of the argument, but counter arguments, while holding some empathy for those who disagree.
Sometimes objectivity is hard: But focusing on minute topics, narrows the scope of understanding, disallows room for real growth and compromise, and promotes segregation in replacement of understanding.
The World is a much bigger place than many of the key issues being regurgitated over and over again: All I am saying is .. think about it.