For this question, Is it acceptable to use words like "heaven" and "god" when the narrator is agnostic?, my answer (with 80 votes at this writing) had a dozen or more comments, with my answers to them. They were deleted, and though Michael explains himself below, I believe this was wrongly done and perhaps targeting me for the content.
There are plenty of comments, including on this question and other answers IN this question, as well as most questions, that are never deleted in mass for not complying with the suggested use; and are only moved to chat if they stray into discussions, as these did. On this same question, there are 17 comments that do not "ask for more information", "suggest improvements", or refrain from "Thanks": They are all semi-answers and opinions users did not want to phrase as answers, and that is true of almost ALL questions. So what is different about MY comments that deserves deletion? Is it the fact I am espousing an atheistic opinion that rubs Michael the wrong way?
Nothing in these comments got flagged and the only unusual aspect, compared to to other questions, is that this question was specifically about religion in writing and my answer was about atheism, and my comments were responding to a self-avowed Christian arguing points about atheism.
They were not abusive, they were not profane, and they were not "not nice."
Thus I believe my particular discussion was targeted for its religious component, but a religious component was appropriate given the question and my answer, and I object; I would like these comments restored and moved to chat; as they should have been. Deleting them is inappropriate, and is not how this situation is handled in any other circumstance I have seen since I have been on StackExchange.