Which brings up another good point. It's intellectually dishonest to suggest that the root of these problems are the atheist presence here and if only they were banished then everything would rainbows and unicorns. Some of the most heated debates here have been among theists on doctrinal points that different sects vigorously disagree on. If the predominantly theist posters here succeed in having atheists removed, what's next? Will the predominantly christian members then petition to have the muslims, jews, buddhists and hindi banned? After that, will the predominantly protestant succeed in having the catholics banned? Will the evangelicals then petition to have the "prosperity christians" banned? Point being, you won't ever have entirely peaceful conversations on these topics because it goes much deeper than merely believers vs. non-believers. Where opposing worldviews (of any sort) meet there will always be friction. With that reality acknowledged, RI serves it's intended purpose quite well. That being to provide a place for that discourse to occur so that it doesn't overflow into other sub-forums.