I remember debating in favor of theism on the philosophy forums for a number of years a decade or so ago. I remember that disturbing feeling when people would get harsh and disrespecting towards Christianity. It's disturbing to see it going both ways. There is a lot of hate and prejudice. It would be great if the compassion of Christ could dispel that. It would be great if reason could. Apparently everything just deteriorates into hate no matter if you are based on morals or reason or superstitions. We can't get past our inner tribal wars of dehumanizing and disrespecting.
I think each person in this thread is trying to make sense of reality which is a great challenge. We need coherency and it is confusing when people come to different conclusions that threaten our own. Maybe there is a way to respect our common search and rise above the disrespectful hating?