This syndrome is happening all over. people are skeptical. Like here for instance, over the period of time I have been involved and on related forums I have seen many different "religious" idealist post their ideas, and when they come on with the "let me tell you how it is" attitude, they all get flamed as people are just not buying that kind of salesmanship anymore. Too many crackpots with wacky ideas, maybe on weird meds or with mental disorders that get fixated on some idea and want to get everybody onto their boat and convince the world that their path is the only path worth anything and all the rest are just crap, etc, etc. To be fair, I am not lumping you into that category, but others may be.(from some responses I see that some are impatient with the kind of interaction, or your style of presentation, so maybe give some thought to that) You have to understand that people will discuss ideas, and they expect the person putting them forward to support them with rational evidence, not the "you must believe it because I do" defense. And regardless, at the end of the day, some are just incorrigible curmudgeons and they will give you grief and frustrate you no matter what you say or how you say it. It just goes with the territory. But it will sharpen up your interaction skills as most here are fairly savvy and have highly developed BS detectors. As we all know, the religious field is just chalk full of BS ideas and smarmy slimy characters who are selling them, so don't be easily offended, just stand up and tell it like you see it. Don't expect people to just pat you on the back with every little presentation, but at the same time, there are those who watch and read and appreciate intelligent presentations, but may never say anything to you to let you know. It is just the way it is. In any case, don't give up so easily.....show us what you are made of.