bolding mine (why do we have to point this out?) So you aim to convert huh? That is called proselytizing. People don't like that. If I were to go to a parapsychology forum or a bible forum or any other faith based website homing a forum, and tried to convince or convert the believers over to the realm of the real, the realm of science, I would be received much in the same way that you are being treated here. Who is right or wrong in regards to believing/non-believing is irrelevant. No one has any social right to go and force feed an idea down another persons throat then bitch when that idea is rejected. Just take the reaction we have given and accept that you should have anticipated it so therefore you kinda got it coming to ya. You are not being mistreated here anymore than I would be mistreated by theists if I barged into their hangout and told them how stupid I perceive their notions of god to be. That's as stupid as going into a Harley biker bar and screaming that Harleys suck! Or wearing a star wars costume to a star trek convention. I have no opinion on this POA LOA whatever it is. I don't give two shits about it. But when people start bitching because people have a normal reaction to their behavior it annoys me. If you want unconditional acceptance of your claims, go to a forum that promotes the ideas that you present. Skeptics do read those forums even if few participate, and some even convert. I was not Muslim when I first read the Qur'an but I ended up converting to it without any Muslims insisting that I did. I didn't even meet any Muslims before I converted. Of course after meeting too many I ended up disavowing the faith and eventually god all together, but that's besides the point. You will get more converts by just passively discussing your ideas with those of like minds than you will by trying to force your opinions on those who militantly oppose it. And this is true for any idea you hope to spread. Even atheism. Also you don't have to resort to ad hom. Claiming that skeptics are illiterate is rude, obnoxious, and just a plain lie. And you want us to trust you. We don't tend to trust liars.