This is a continuation of a discussion with rahoggid over here: I know all of us feel intensely about the issues, and friction arises when we can’t get the other party to agree with us.
Still, I would like the discussion to move forward, and we just might have to accept that the we all might not agree. The goal then is not to persuade each other but rather to argue our case before the readers. With that in mind, there is a lot less animosity in the discussion.
I’d like to thank rahoggid for offering his thoughts. Even when I disagree, I realize he is representative of many people out there, and it is good to here things from their perspective. I can tell you that I mingle very well with agnostics and atheists on university campuses. They helped me promote ID, and one eventually became a Christian. I have found that listening to peoples concerns and sincere reservations is a good way to build bridges.
Although, with respect to the Pandas, I can say the bridges have long been burned. And the only way UDers and Pandas exchange messages is via artillery shells. :=)