Do you enjoy them when off duty? I'd enjoy them on duty too, but my subject is history, not theology or participation in government. I enjoy them on the internet if they remain civil with as little name-calling and meme-flooding as possible. Same goes for in-person debates and/or discussions with friends or strangers, should it come up. One thing I get a lot from some Atheists is that because I'm a Christian and teach at a Christian school, I supposedly reject evolution or even modern science in general. By the way, we do teach actual sciences, including evolution, not "Christian science". Alternatively, extremist Christians think I'm a heretic for accepting evolution as fact. Yeah, I think scientific knowledge is a God-given gift to humanity that we should take full advantage of so we can understand the universe and its endless wonders. Also, the creation story and pretty much most of the Bible was not meant to be taken literally. A lot of it is a collection of parables. Even if it weren't, I see no reason why evolution and intelligent design absolutely must be mutually exclusive. Anyway, I'm rambling here. Do you enjoy these kinds of discussions and debates or do you tend to avoid them?