I know it is a bit late and this thread should probably be over, but I just want to make a comment since I have just read the last posts.
George: I really liked your post, not only for its content but also because it is a very good example of how discussion should be dealt with.
I mean, on some occasions I have noticed certain "subtle intolerance" towards opinions expressed by people who hold a different point of view. I know that sometimes we get emotional and we tend to answer rather impulsively (I can tell from personal experience, since I usually get mad when I feel that Gaston is being unfairly attacked). But,as long as the other opinion is respectul and the poster comments on the grounds that sustain his position, we should be able to accept diversity. If we do not agree, we can clearly express our ideas or beliefs (as George did), without looking down on the others' opinions.
Besides, debate is certainly fun and it will enrich the excellent level of discussion that this forum already has.
At least, this is my opinion.