Having read through this very zig-zaggy thread, I've noticed that the christians and those that follow another path, are following "the golden rule" precisely.
'Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you'
When the original post recieved a pointless and nasty reply, the replyer recieved exactly what he was doing unto others, eg: a pointless reply in return, and so on and so forth.
If you attack the messenger, and recieve an attack in return, why are you so surprised at this, why do you take offence? What you do to others, is merely, what they are doing unto you.
If christianity is ruling the world, why does this belief system need so many defenders? If the message is so strong and true, why is it that christians are so afraid of anyone who points out the cracks and incongruities, or merely doesn't believe the story?