Steve: I can only think of one word to describe my reaction to your recent posts: disappointed.
I've repeatedly stated that I'm not hostile to religion. I've tried to explain my personal beliefs in a way that you would understand. I hoped that you would have the courtesy to address me directly; instead you prefer to treat with your secular bugaboos, such as this "Left" that "whines about President Bush leading the country toward a theocracy and considers Christians in mocking tones as knuckle-dragging, intolerant, anti-intellectual, toothless boobs."
In lieu of discussion, you have only insults: "atheofascists," "Atheism is at least as old as other forms of prostitution." "Atheism is a power religion that must be evangelized by brainwashing and force." "...A response matching the depth of thought would be something like, 'D'uh', or 'Nanny-nanny boo-boo', or 'Pfffffttt'."
And victimology: "...has resulted in the favored status of the minority atheist religious faith over that of the majority." "Due to the separation of church and state, Christians will not be allowed to vote. Since their voting selections would be instructed by their faith, this must be prohibited."
And, finally, straw men: "Rational philosophers know that proving a negative such as 'there is no God' is impossible. The basis for atheism, therefore, starts with an act of blind faith," "...we have proven that there is no God, that humans are descendents of and closely related to Treponema pallidum, and that the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights actually does say 'separation of church and state'."
I'll address that last one: 'separation of church and state'. I defy you to produce one person who makes such an assertion, anyone with half a brain could learn the truth of it in about five seconds. Is this, then, merely a dodge to avoid discussing what the 1st Amendment actually does say? "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." To me this means "go ahead and worship however you want, just don't expect the government to help you do it." How hard is that?
I can't keep doing this. I have to conclude that you're unable to have a serious discussion about religion with someone like me. It has nothing to do with intelligence or education; you're just not able to conceive of any other viewpoint than your own, even hypothetically. I'd love to be proven wrong, but that's the only way I can see it.