Thanks Sam - genuinely appreciate your answer. :)
Sarcasm and the likes seem to come around because its such a heavy topic. Both sides are absolutely certain that they are right and the other side has to be so idiot/illogical. Its an easy thing to happen.
I apologise to you or anyone I might have offended, its easy to get carried away.
Truly, I didn't take offence, so no need to apologise to me. Likewise my intention wasn't to come across as angry or offended, so I apologise to you if my post came across that way.
I think this is likely to be my last post in this thread, so thanks everyone who has contributed to the discussion. I've really enjoyed exploring other viewpoints and challenging my own. I hope some of my contributions were at least moderately thought provoking and that none of them in any way offended or belittled anybody. If I did cause offence I unreservedly apologise; it wasn't my intention.