That'd be really cool, but you guys must've missed an important episode in the history of this board. During the Iraq war many threads had been started here, especially by the administrator of this board, and most of them ended up in name calling and insults directed at members which were way off topic and out of place because there were very clear disagreements over this war as you can imagine.
I don't think everyone on this board is mature enough and I'm not talking about age. It'd be cool to have everyone's opinion about current events because we come from various parts of the world, have different cultures, religions, political and historical influences, and opinions, but you can't stop kiddies from posting up the BS they heard their parents say
Besides, what will we talk about if politics and religion are too hot to be dealt with?
I'm open to it, that'll be a way of bringing positive things out of differences of every kind and share the various type of info we all have (for we know information sources are always a bit twisted, and having counterbalance doesn't do any harm), but only if the board is very tightly regulated, i.e. every insulting post gets automatically deleted. It's not against freedom of speech, but perosnal insults get nowhere and don't benefit any debate, we can do better without them. What do you think?