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.
It is a mistake, a misunderstanding of the issues to blithely say that it is religion and not ideology that will fuel the coming epic battles. This is ALL about ideology. It may be cloaked in religion but it is 100% ideology. It is probable that the "free" West will lose this battle and one of the factors which will contribute to our downfall is this insande willingness to misdefine the problem. We are at war, it has been open warfare since the 70's and arguably before that. They know they are in a war but the West continues to deny it and find ways to excuse their actions.