"religion is the opiate of the masses"
more wars have been fought over "god" than anything else. I believe some people take religion far to seriously and pervert it to suit thier own needs. There is nothing wrong with faith in a power greater than yourself but once you begin to force that belief on someone else you have a problem. In my mind if Islamic fundementalist want to run off into teh dessert and blow themselves up killing ONLY themselves in the process, More power to them. Hell if teh palestinaians want to throw rack at walls so they ricochet back knocking them unconsciouse they have my blessing. If ring wing jesus freaks want to drink cyanide and massage diamon back rattlers i say bottoms up!
BUT once they start telling me I have to do this or forcing me to conform to thier belief system they can kiss my free thinking american ass.
I WHOLEY agree you live here you follow the rules established by our society. You live in a society you play by its rules and learn its ways and language. You also fight to support that society. If you don't you are meary a hipocrate and an unjust person.
Socrates figured that one out 2500 years ago.