I think the other reason that it isn't discussed here much is because of the freedom people have here to post what they want. I know that sounds like a paradox, but hear me out.
Let's say a person here posts their belief in the Cosmic Turtle, and let's say that there are 5 other people who agree, and they start a thread discussing the Great Carapace, or whatever.
But then, one or two people counter with, "What is this horseshit!?"
The Turtlites are free to post what they will, and so are the doubters. No one's going to stop them.
But now, they have to defend their positions, which (as noted above) are indefensible, almost by definition. Short of igoring the doubters completely, any further discussion becomes impossible; and even then, they'll have to skip over posts filled with mockery by the two doubters.
See what I mean?
All I'm saying is that when the "doubters", (I would not call them that, because they're not doubting anything... they're opposing it) do that, they're proselytizing just as much as when an evangelist christian pops into a conversation about evolution to try to "save" the unbelievers. Most people here would probably not very much enjoy posting on a board that was dominated by Creationists. I think that the overall tone of the board is shifting toward aggressive Atheism, and while the aggressive Atheists will probably be happy if that reduces participation by non-Atheists, I also think it will lead to the same sort of stultifying homogeneity over on Venganza, and a lot of interesting voices and perspectives could be... and, I think, are already being... lost.
And, I mean, if the end result is that POEE or EB&G gets all of the religious traffic, I guess that's just the way it goes. But the thing is, I don't really want to spend all my online time around a bunch of fucking fairy-tale worshippers, either. I like it here. I like the Atheists. I like the way they fucking rip shit apart and make fun of it. Yep. Contradictory? I don't think so. I just think it would be a damn shame if this board became totally dominated by the Atheist perspective. I like a nice balance. I would be the first to tear into some fuckhead who came in here trying to convert the Atheist contingent, and it would be nice if there was a little reciprocity.
It would be SWELL if the inevitable immediate response when someone mentions ritual or spirituality wasn't "WTF THAT SHIT IS ST00PID IT'S FOR SUPERSTITIOUS DUMBASSES WHO BELIEVE IN THE TOOF FAERIE AND NEED A CRUTCH STFU MORON!"
The fervent atheist is as much a follower of blind faith as the religious person he will rail against.
When I was doing the Baby Jesus Show I did a bit of networking with the rational objecter crowd in order to gain a bit of exposure for my films and it really brought this home to me. These guys are every bit as much "fundamentalists" as the fucking Taliban, srsly.
I wouldn't lump this board in that category. I think the folks round here are pretty much the same as myself - we mock, mercilessly, primarily for the mockery itself. It doesn't matter what subject you care to make a post about, if I can see and angle then I'll mock it, for the glory of the lulz. Same goes for anyone else on this board and I expect to be treated the same way. If Cain didn't tear me to shreds every time I espose a naive or downright stupid political opinion or LMNO or Kai didn't jump on my case whenever I subscribe to some ridiculous pseudoscience, I'd definitely get a lot less enjoyment from this place.