I find this whole situation incredibly saddening. The free exchange of information and civil discourse is one of the foundations of western society. However, people have become too divided recently and have forgotten the basic principles of discussion. In addition, most have migrated to a this-or-that, all-or-nothing, black-or-white mentality, when there is an entire range of grey in between the extremes.
While some were born into paganism, most have come from another system of belief. Beliefs change, and it is the free exchange of information and civil discourse that facilitates these changes. If people are not allowed to do so, mutual growth stagnates. Certainly, there should be restrictions on how somebody expresses their opinions, but not on what to express.
I would remind everybody of the old scenario of two people viewing a vehicle collision from two different sides of the street. Each comes to a conclusion based on their own experiences. Each believes a different driver is responsible, yet only one is correct, but who? The only way to determine that is through discussion.
Rather than berate each other, based on one's current beliefs, we should be engaging with each other, in order to understand why the other person holds the beliefs they do. Once we do that, most issues can be negotiated, or at least understood in a new light, through civil discourse. Being belligerent toward each other, calling each other names, or making assumptions about each other, based on partial knowledge is hurtful to all involved.
Now, this is Starwitch's forum. She pays the hosting bills. Therefore, I respect her right to impose whatever rules she wishes and will abide.