Loud posturing for the sake of loud posturing (it can't, after all, be an effort to convert or convince - even a novice debtor understands that calling the opposing view ignorant and ridiculous generally fails to win people over) doesn't offend me personally. However I still don't get the passion here. So many atheists are every bit the zealous evangelicals that the most born again Christian will ever be, and I simply fail to see the point behind it. Why on earth would you care - and care so passionately - what I or any other stranger believes?I've argued much more passionately with a flat earther. Ignorance needs to be squashed. Denying the scientific method and its results is what I can't tolerate. I can't help it if that offends you.