Could religious extremists force the shutdown of the SciForums religon subsection? Perhaps I'm planting a seed in some goofball's mind but I wonder if this has been given any thought by the powers to be? Q's thread re Islamic extremists in Britain indirectly poses this potential threat. Maybe this is the wrong place to debate it and SciForums brass would like to avoid the topic altogether but could they be coerced into closing it down? That goes for any forum that conducts open discussion on religion that may seem offensive to some groups. If countries such as Britain are taking extremists seriously then I would have no problem with SciForums dumping religion. I can understand why they would if threatened. To SciForums administrators I ask you point blank, would you remove religion from the forum if religious extremism came knocking at your front door? or would you welcome it and promote debate? If the religious can force their will on all forms of government then how can it be stopped? Has it gone too far already? Is it going to take something cataclysmic to start its eradication? What do you do? Its all fine and dandy to say extremists aren't recognized as true believers but they are the ones with guns, bombs and tickets to heaven. Free speech isn't free if someone is pointing a weapon at you. No one could blame SciForums if they shut down or at least censored religious debate if lives are at stake. Right now there is a no preaching rule in effect. Can anyone envision a time when publishing anti-religious sentiment becomes verboten? Could science and related subjects (including forums) themselves be threatened by the extremist culture?