We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The "moderate" is the one who explains what you've done to deserve it.
If you want to have religion in the world today, you have to be big enough to take some teasing and/or annoyance from those who don't get it. If you have a religion with vocal murderous and hateful people in it today, teasing is the least one should expect.
Dr. Merc ...I'm with Mark Steyn, who has a nice style with a filleting knife. As for me, I gave up entirely a couple of years ago on political correctness and multiculturalism, both pernicious concepts used by Leftists to beat others into submission. My message is: no, all cultures are not equal; some are pretty good, some so-so with a chance to improve later, and some are flat-out evil. Any culture which is based on an 'instruction manual' which states that only 'true believers' are good, and non-believers are infidels and fair game to be 'offed' by the 'true believers' any time they feel like it, is evil. If, in addition, it treats half of its own believers as if they are inferior chattel and can be honor-killed for minor offenses, it is not acceptable to me as an equal to our society, which believes in goodness and mercy and kindness to strangers.
See ... when you don't buy into this political correctness thingy, it's not so complicated after all.
I ran across another campaign on youtube called "Have you seen this man? " All who desire to take pen or pixel to pad to create their own artistic rendering of Mohammed are welcome. Art often involves employing the shoulders, and this time is no different.