A milieu where most people are well educated and quickly gain experience socializing with people from vastly different backgrounds? What I notice more often, as a moderator, is simply deliberate immature behavior. If you're referring to our own arguments, I specifically recall the last time we had an argument. Rather than attempting to answer my questions you just ran off complaining that I was one of the most horrible people you've ever met and wondering whether you ever wanted to post on this website again. Which one of us was "closed off?" No one ever said that bridging differences is fast, easy and painless. Everything requires work and work is not always fun. I remember our most recent exchange, which was not an argument because you never replied to my last post. I cited authoritative definitions of terms you were throwing around (such as "strong atheist" and "weak atheist"), contrasting them with your own non-standard usage. Language only exists by consensus. Using words in ways other than conventional is one of the fastest ways to be misunderstood. Perhaps you have another authority that disagrees with mine, but you did not present it. Therefore your oft-repeated assertion that you're not a strong atheist didn't seem to explain the attitude you ascribed to it. This is not a cultural misunderstanding but a linguistic one, and linguistic misunderstandings can be resolved without arranging to meet each other's families and participating in each other's cultural rituals.