I totally agree that religion should not matter, and defamatory and condescending statements against any religion, particularly when based on ignorance and misinformation, absolutely do not belong on this forum.
Our religion or, in some cases, lack thereof is a part of who we are. As I said in a previous post, it is unfortunate that members of any faith are put in a position where they feel the need to to defend or explain it.
Abe, you were not the one who brought up religion. You attempted to correct some erroneous (to say the least) statements that should never have been made on this forum in the first place, and you did so in a very polite and respectful manner. Keep coming back.
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