I want to start off by saying I really appreciate the long, educated, intelligent, coherent posts you guys write. You have the patience that I lost a long time ago when dealing with believers, religious persons, etc. My question is, why bother? These faithful folks will never be swayed no matter how much evidence you present. They shove their index fingers first-knuckle deep into their ears and shout "LALALALALA" while you speak. Nothing will remove the Bible Blinders from their eyes. They will continue to hammer the square peg into the round hole as long as they have to make excuses for their beliefs. They argue with emotion, not intellect. And as the saying goes, you cannot use reason to argue away an idea that was not based on reason in the first place. I admire you guys, I really do. But these people will never pick up 'Atheist Universe' or 'God Delusion' (two of my favorites) or any other book that challenges their beliefs and will continue to put forth the same tired arguments in defense of the absurd, ridiculous nonsense that they want taught in schools. I love the debates and the stuff you guys post, but man it's got to be tiring. Keep up the good work!