You'll note that there's not really any "arena" forum or thread around here where religious folks can take a whack at persuading us somehow that their religion has some kind of merit or validity--where Christians can debate/argue/harangue/threaten non-Christians and get cut down to size in turn. That omission is quite intentional, and unless y'all want it, I don't see any reason for one. I've noticed that on the blog, we don't have a lot of patience for people like that (which is why I tend to ban them out of hand if they don't appear to be bringing anything entertaining or useful to the community). There are lots of places online that allow and encourage that kind of arguing, so it's not like they'll suffer for their lack a lack of platform here. Plus, I think we've all heard all their various talking points and arguments by now. We won't be hearing anything new or interesting from such folks. There is no credible reason to believe in any supernatural claim, and we're not likely to get any such reason from some fundagelical rando who thinks his or her god said to go god-bother skeptics here. None of us are going to change our minds, and certainly very few of the Christians involved are going to either--not right then at least. All the good that'd come of such engagement is that newer folks might get a good view of a religious argument being dismantled--and I'm not sure that'd be worth the hassle of participation in them. Again, if some folks want to, I can open one up! If any Christians want to hang out here and listen and learn, or ask earnest questions in the appropriate venues, they are absolutely welcome to do so We were all there once--learning and asking and figuring this stuff out is how humans were always meant to get through life. If we did do this, then I would institute very strict rules about logical fallacies and the like. A while ago I was on a forum that had a "3 fallacies and you concede" rule; if the people involved were caught using 3 fallacies, they were considered to have conceded to the other side. That'd likely keep most of the Christians in check (as well as keeping us on our toes and teaching newer folks what those fallacies look like and how to spot them in the wild!). If you think we need something like this.... then feel 100% free to talk about it below!