Ridgeback, all religious/spiritual people are not un-scientific. There are some who can grasp science and still hold fast to faith in something bigger than themselves. Yes, it is annoying to have people bring "peusdoscience" into a debate and expect it to be swallowed, but that doesn't mean those who do understand science have the right to be judgemental and bigotted.
I think mindless adherance to any group, whether it be religious, or otherwise is dangerous. Fundamentalism comes in many forms. I have encountered fundamentalist environmentalists, parenting fundamentalists, and even PRIMAL FUNDAMENTALISTS!
I guess I just see a difference in people who follow organized religion without questioning or thinking for themselves, and those who have found a spiritual path that they feel gives them some peace, grace and a greater compassion for others.
I think we should have respect for people's spirituality, and even atheism can be considered a type of spirituality. Tolerance and respect shouldn't be too much to ask on a board with so many enlightened educated thinkers.
The more I see the less I know for sure.