I didn't like the the title of the OP. Religious debate is not pointless. There have been people deconverted right here in this forum. Even if most of the time there aren't any deconversions, many of us enjoy frequenting this forum for entertainment and education.
However, I mostly agree with the content of the OP. The content doesn't exactly fit with the title's claim of debate being pointless. It just says more needs to be done. The use of the word "prevention" might be a little inaccurate, but at this moment I can't think of a better single word. It doesn't really matter, because the OP then lays down what he means by "prevention".
Posts like these, where the ultimate goals are perhaps a bit unrealistic, I read as "pep talks".
Replies #1-#4: Joe does well against Lucifer. Lucifer goes against our cause with pathetic replies like this:
Do you know how they vote on gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research, birth control or other issues in which many religious people let their imaginary friend make up their minds for them?
How they vote (or would vote; AFAIK all those things are legal in my country):
Reply #7: Traveler travels to the wrong land with her weak point.
Replies #8 & #10: Jetson makes sense.
Reply #11: JayBWell gets a little crazy and illustrates his missing of the point.
Reply #13: Historicity, like Lucifer, argues as if religion has no effect on issues like gay marriage, abortion, stem cell research, and birth control. Warning: Keep your idiotic apologetics off this forum, or otherwise expect to get bitch-slapped.
Reply #15: Thankfully, Gnu Ordure pops in. Now we have Gnu and Jetson to logically defend the rookie OP from these crazy, point-missing "atheists".
Reply #16: Emergence sees Historicity's point. I sure the fuck don't
Reply #17: Honest and smart post by Jetson. I'm not surprised.
Reply #18: Gnu Ordure tells the truth.
Reply #19: Azdgari joins the stupid side.
Reply #24: Emily joins the smart side.
Reply #30: Emily, proving that she is not religiously
on the OP's side, provides some constructive criticism for the rookie.
Reply #35: Jaimehlers by far
provides the most realistic disagreements to the OP so far.
I liked it. It shows that shit is heating up, and someone is noticing.
Reply #66: Gnu Ordure tears apart Anfauglir's ridiculous request.
Reply #72: Screwtape joins the smart side.
Reply #76: Riley2112 pops in. It's only a matter of time before the atheists start pouncing on him. It's a good thing because it brings JeffPT in to present some good points.
Reply #136: JayBWell32 leaves . . . Christian
-style. He is a beaten man. Better luck next time!