Many people have come to me, feeling the same way and I have never said anything about it on the forums. However, the time seems appropriate. The most hilarious thing I have EVER seen is the use of the phrase, "Close-minded". Christians are closed to your views, so you label them close minded. HOWEVER you all seem to keep forgetting that you are, in turn, closed off to the views of a Christian. That makes you close-minded as well. If you choose to use the term, that is fine, but understand that if you do not admit that this is true of yourself, it makes you a hypocrite. I find it interesting how many people on here seem to judge Christians merely based on their stance of faith. Christians here are constantly put down and adhere to such phrases as, "living in a box." Do you know me outside of this forum? Half of you have not even read any other posts, yet you judge someone based on what you perceive about them in this one section of Hippyland. Some of you judge Christians here based on people such as the President. I have a very active interest in the medical field because I grew up with several family members who were part of it. Many people claim that I am biased against doctors. If I decide I would like to advance my Psychology degree (it is currently towards becoming a psychologist), I would become a psychiatrist. That would make me a medical doctor. So much for the assumption. I am also partial to history and am intrigued by certain aspects of science. If I lived inside the box that you claim I do, I would not allow myself access to any of these fields. I can vouch for several Christians here who are tired of hearing these judgements. All certain people know about them is how they respond on debates concering faith. Do you know any of them personally? Have you discussed any other topics with them? Yes, this specific section of the Religion and Philosophy forum is dedicated to the discussion of Christianity. No one on earth possess the exact same views on every topic, thus, a debate is born. However, debates can, and have been held with respect, and intellect. Why must half of the debates in here be filled with childlike name calling and accusations based merely upon judgement? Granted, people are raised in diverse enviroments and are accostumed to different types of behavoir, however for the most part, we are all adults. While the divergence between believers and unbelievers is quite evident, I believe we can still manage to conduct some level of maturity. Having a healthy debate is one thing, blatantly categorizing someone based on what little you know about them is just plain ignorant.