MOD EDIT March 16, 2011
It is sad to see that people who used to post in here have left, have left the entire board due to the antics in this thread. Be that as it may and that some of you may decide to blame it on lack of fortitude of character but to those of us who take pride in what this board is, and what it strives to be (for the most part), it is a collective failure on the part of all of us when people feel driven out.
I like to believe that those who participate in this thread are all adults, that you all have a certain sense of respect and acceptance (even if you do not believe the same way) of other people's beliefs and cultural differences and I have been sorely disappointed at some of the behavior I have seen in this thread by some people. I have honestly believed that you could all behave as the adults you supposedly are, with maturity, with common decency and debate/discuss with intelligence instead of (in some cases) resorting to the lowest form of sandbox behavior.
This is the God thread's last stand, guys...... it's up to you to decide whether this was the last gasp or if it will live to flourish for another 2000+ pages.