I didn't mean that you shouldn't talk about other things, but topics that are as volatile as religion and politics are likely to offend some people...people who are looking for info about their herps, not for religious/political doctrines. All I'm saying is that these things, although extremely important, are perhaps more appropriately discussed elsewhere.
I don't however think that IF these topics are brought up that they should be closed. If people feel that this is an appropriate place to discuss something, then they should be allowed to. We can't please everyone, but if there is a need to debate religion, I'm sure there are forums elsewhere to do so, but that's only what I think of course.
People, by nature disagree