Recently I've noticed that often people who have slightly different opinions on something don't actually engage and argue properly. Rather they tend to ignore what their opposition is really saying and take the other person to be more extreme and then argues against that non-existing extreme. That's called building a straw man (i.e. someone who doesn't exist) and then killing it because you kill a point of view that doesn't really exist.

I see this most often with Christians arguing amongst themselves about theology. But also between Christians and Atheists who both make assumptions about the other that probably aren't true.

So if you do this, please stop.