Kill a thread? No, just add a little grist. There are those who don't like when there are others who disagree with both sides of the argument.
I've been dismissed by those who don't want to hear what they don't know how to argue. They know their two sides (God vs Science) very well, but God forbid (to use a phrase) that someone should not believe in either. They just don't know how to deal with that. So, rather than listen and question (and perhaps expand their thinking) they simply dismiss the "intruder" using the same old techniques they've used before and will use again.
I was "there" a long time ago, with others prodding at my staunch beliefs. I resisted as well. But some of it sunk in, and over time I learned how much I didn't know or even suspect, and how narrow my point of view had been.
Now that I recognize this in myself, I can see it in others. I've grown some by the good grace of others who took the time with me, and I'm just returning the favor. Some of you will learn something new in spite of yourselves. Age is not a factor. I' know genius children and imbecile adults. Most of us are a combination of the 4 no matter our age, and I've yet to meet someone who knew as much as they appeared to think they did. If they know that, great. If not, they are a chore. You know which you are, but those of you who don't admit it to yourselves don't have a chance, yet.
Someone said I don't understand science. That's a rather hilarious dismissal of me and my thoughts.
I know exactly what science is, at the risk of defending my position, let me give a very brief explanation: It's a tool for understanding what we don't know. It is investigation, method, and developement of new methods of investigation from that which is observed with the purpose of being able to demonstrate (prove) cause and effect.
I certainly don't mean to say that all science is religion and all scientists are believers in that religion.
But I do know that that many people essentially worship at the altar of science as the ultimate solution to all problems that man faces, from solving the questions of his origin and source, to solving the issues that confront him. In other words, pretty much everything that Religion attempts to do, all to often by invoking the notion of a caring nurturing wrathful God.
In both cases, people are looking "elsewhere" for that which is within them.