There are very good reasons why the no religious/political discussions rule was put into effect. No, I won't go into them, but I have just read this thread and see glaring examples of why it should not be done.
So, I'm faced with making a decision --- send the thread to the twilight zone / remove the offending posts / lock the thread.
I am choosing to lock this thread. I will leave it to be read. If you do not see any post that violates the rule, reread and if you still do not, PM me. I'll point one or more out to you.