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.
I am flexible. I will join any good natured good times. Powwow is always fun. The Christian singing and all that three kings stuff is good natured and seems not to harm too many.
There is a religion that marches and beats its collective back with cables and chains drawing blood. If that happens to be your devotional hobby, you can probably get away with it marching down main street in our free country. Just don not try to get me to join in.
All religions are man made clubs designed to help citizens live together in a peaceful productive and taxable manner.
Most religions are pretty fair in helping us live together peacefully. There is a violent sector of one religion that has come to life in recent years that is totally opposite to the spirit and purpose of all religions.
Our responsibility is to subdue and reverse that one wayward cancerous sector in the group that would eventually give us nuclear self-destruction world wide.
North American and Nato troops are all that stand between us and that possible sad end.
My hope is that a majority of our young citizens learn the true gravity of this threat and join us older folks in voting for governments who support our troops with the best backing possible.
*Freedom inflicts its most unbearable pain when it is lost*. = TG