Quote Originally Posted by Claire Senft View Post
If such remarks make people reluctant to express an opinion on APUG that is based upon their own beliefs because others wish to challenge them, to examine deeply, then such stifling of opinion seems to me to be outside of what APUG is for and such remarks are best saved for the soapbox.
I'm sorry Claire, but I'm confused: are you saying that some people should be able to express opinions, but others should not? Because that's really, really what it sounds like. I re-read what you've said several times and it always comes up that way.

How about this instead?
Quote Originally Posted by Not Claire
If such remarks make people reluctant to express any opposing opinion on APUG simply because it contradicts anyone's different beliefs, then such stifling of opinion seems to me to be outside of what APUG is for and such remarks are best saved for the soapbox.
What's the the point of an "Ethics and Philosophy" forum if discussion of those exact two topics can be blanket-vetoed at any time by someone rattling the silencing sabre of "faith"?