I just don’t see it.
He stated : Religion is like a disease. If you believe in religion you are sick with that disease.
It certainly is rude, and offensive, but no more so than his usual fare. If that is enough to warrant action, than it’s enough to warrant banning IMHO. Fair play to both sides. If a religiously oriented poster cares to post a rambling, scientifically dubious witess post; he or she invites that sort of scathing reply. While I don’t agree with what D.T. said, I think he’s got a right to say it.
Miller You might be right with the technicality there. I’m not certain that an extended metaphor without other information or a direct statement ought to be enough to warrant a mod action though. Seems a bit heavy handed to me.