So today there was an article about SETI, and someone replied with some nonsense about how the study or origins is pure speculation, so creationists and evolutionists are the same. I have a hard time letting idiocy like that pass, so I replied, somewhat harshly, but not abusively, and I actually used argumentation, facts, and so on. All that stuff creationists hate.
So what happens? I get modded up, then some dicknose mods me down as a troll. Then the guy who modded me up posted to the discussion and his mod got removed, so now I'm a troll. Great. He wrote a followup to complain, but I doubt anyone will see it.
The point isn't to whine about being unfairly modded, but to note that this is the kind of tactic creationists use. They see the issue of origins not as fact-based discussion, but a matter of war, and use hit-and-run tactics to try to smear their critics rather than engaging in a rational discussion based on facts. Of course, that's because they are irrational and the facts stand in direct opposition to them.
Look at the reviews of a reputable book about evolution at amazon.com and note the comments. You can tell the good ones because they start the creationsts foaming. They rant and rant about the bible, cultural wars, and pseudo-scientific canards that have been refuted over, and over, and over again. That doesn't stop them using them, of course. Sure, we also get hot under the collar (like me sometimes), but note that it's creationists who shy away from the facts. They either change the subject, or lie. It's disgusting.