Maybe stop dissembling your religious bias and just lay out your real agenda. You are only fooling newbs and yourself with this decades long line of subterfugian and implicative drivel.
Much of that has to do with being on the defensive against biased attacks. One can only turn the cheek so many times, before it is time to move. If you are surrounded by a pack of wolves, you need to place you back against a wall, so they can't surround you. This makes it harder for the pack to attack from all sides.
At the same time, I am vulnerable because I am creative. Being creative means you often need to follow a train of thought, without censor and without preconceived expectations. If you were writing a song, you may start with a short catch phrase or a short music riff. You don't know where this is going 100%. You follow the creative process without any biased expectation. Sometimes this leads to duds and sometimes to useful things. The duds can still teach you things. People who are more by the book have the advantage of buying off the shelf. But if you write hundreds of songs and have a hundred duds, some people only remember the duds they would never buy.
Creativity in some areas of discussions; social sciences, can also be connected to empathy. Walking a mile in someone else's shoes can go a long way to understanding. Sometimes those shoes are on the feet of the good, bad, the left and the right. Empathizing with both teaches you things. But in a politically charged environment, empathizing with the wrong side can be taboo. Empathizing with Trump can make people biased against you to where even truth is doubted. I also have place for religion, which can make atheists biased against me so anything I say is wrong. Science and faith are not mutually exclusive when you are creative. One can create in both areas. I used to irk people in religious forums sites by arguing in my own creative way while adding science. They did not need another by the book bureaucrat.
I suppose if had an agenda, it was to use others as a sounding board, to find my place, and open a door. I just keep knocking on doors with hope one door will open. I thought my water science was that door. Instead when a door appear to open, the dogs are let out, to chase me off the property. I am fast and can escape, to knock at the next door or maybe a side door.
Edited by HydrogenBond, 07 January 2017 - 07:52 AM.