The field is split into 3 groups: the traditionalists/fundamentalists, the OTD/rationalists/secularists, and the in-betweens. What is amazing to me is that no matter what the departure point of the blogger's post, the discussion always winds up in the same place, i.e. relentless sniping between the fundamentalists and the secularists, with the in-betweens poking their heads up once in a while.
I am almost to the point where I've had enough of reading these exchanges. They remind me of the fields of war on the Western Front of WWI, with the guys shooting at each other across the No Man's Land. Rat-tat-tat, bang, bang. Silence. Bang, bang, bang. Ratatatat.
What is amazing to me is that for all the intelligence on both sides, they fail to realize that they will never come to seeing each other points of view.