Editing my page the other night, I got to thinking about the mandatory drop-down box for declaring either atheism or agnosticism, and the reminder that this site is for "non-believers ONLY!"
I get that this website could be said to be a sort of atheist HQ, and other assorted forums across the net serve just fine as the battlefield for pitting our worldview against the religious; I also get that the drop-down box won't deter trolls and vandals who just want to cause distruption. What bothers me is the idea of a civil and open-minded theist who, for whatever reason, chooses this site as a place to discuss atheism and their religion in a civil manner. Would they be unwelcome? Summarily banned?
Of course, maybe it's already happened and it wasn't a problem. I'm just trying to disuade myself that we're not mimicking the fundamentalist boards out there, who'll ban your IP for so much as being the wrong denomination.
Also, if a theist can join up as long as they behave courteously, why have the drop-down box?