Church-going Americans have grown increasingly intolerant in the past four years, according to a survey released on Saturday.
Well, you hardly need a survey to come to that conclusion. Just living here would tell you that. The greatest threat to civilization today is religious fundamentalism. The religion is immaterial. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu fundamentalism. They're all dangerous. Religion and compromise cannot co-exist. It's religion after all. That's why religion+politics=war.
Americans are less tolerant now than they were in 2000. Is this the correct direction for the country? No, it's courting disaster. We're living in a global economy. We have to live and work with all kinds of different people that do not worship our God, eat our food, wear our clothes, or worry about who will succeed Britney Spears; Tara Reid, Lindsey Lohan?
Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois said when he signed the state's gay rights bill into law,
"What we're doing today is as old as the Scripture: Love thy neighbor," Blagojevich said. "It's what Jesus said when he gave his Sermon on the Mount: `Do unto others what you have others do unto you.'"
We should reflect on this on the eve of the Iraqi civil war which we have wrought with our arrogant willful ignorance and a baseless military adventurism.