I agree Shewolf, I am willing to engage in a respectful conversation in almost any topic. If something doesn't interest me I will just walk away (rather than attacking someone).
I have taken flack for my opinions on Science (which are pretty standards opinions on topics that I have studied as part of my Physics degree), for feminism (where I agree with women's rights but don't like what I see as an ideological overreach) and for Atheism (I am an atheist but again disagree with what I see as an ideological overreach).
None of my opinions are that far outside of the mainstream and on one of these topics I have a legitimate claim to some level of expertise. And yet there is a group that seems to think that simply expressing these opinions (which disagree with their own opinions) is an affront.
If this FB group has varied opinions on feminism, and allows for criticism of prominent atheists, then maybe I would be interested.
But I really prefer, as a matter of philosophy, a public group such as Able2Know. I have a group of friends outside of Able2know who aren't as diverse as Able2know. I want interesting, respectful conversations on topics that interest me with people who disagree with me. That is why I am here.
An important part of that is that dissenting opinions be allowed without personal attacks. If FB allows for a wide range of opinions without the personal attacks you see here, I might be up for it.
My concern is that it is too easy for Facebook to act as a filter for opinions that go against the core of the group.
I am curious (I didn't get an answer) who does the moderation on the FB group?