This is an experiment. And yes, it's for exactly what the thread-description says it's for. So that those of us weirdos who LIKE a rousing discussion about politics and religion over an otherwise civilized meal have a place where we can talk about fundamental differences, similarities, and oddities...without invading anyone's territory and so inadvertently causing offense.

So welcome to our new room. We're still in the construction process, so if you have something you'd like us to be thinking about as we define this new space on AW, please feel free to chime right in. You can PM me privately, if you're shy.