I would say the actual act doesn't matter but that the action shows his lack of ointergity and his low character. I have seen people talk about the christians supporting him and I am surprised so few seem to fully understand why most are supporting him. They could care less about what he has done in the past, their only concern is what he can be manipulated into doing to keep their religon on top. I think this President has actually been a good thing in a way. He has shown many Americans we haven't grown nearly as much as we thought we had.
"It is certainly possible that poll questions like this reflect a heavy dose of social desirability (i.e., many of the respondents said they believe in divine inspiration because they think this will be viewed favorably)." I believe this is the real answer to why the numbers are the way they are. If you stand back and watch how the people who claim the bible is the literal wood of their god you would see completely different actions then you see today. I figure most say that because that is what they are suppose to say. I also believe many are afraid of being outed as non religious still. There are still many areas not being a christian can ruin your life.
Another way is to point out that more people in the world don't believe as they do. Since only about 1/3 third of the world follows their religion that means 2/3 don't. You can also point out that the largest group of religious believers isn't even christian but is muslim. Most believers ignore facts so don't waste your time with these arguements instead go after their own weakness in their own beliefs. The average christian actually knows even less about their own beliefs then they do about others beliefs.
I once believed that as a nation we were the most moral of all nations. It wasn't until I met people from different nations that I began to see how we as a nation are no different then most any other nation. Our nation has never been a high moral nation until it is forced on us. It is only when people really look more closely at our history that our low moral standards come out. This isn't to say we are a nation at the bottom of the moral ladder but we can at times be near the bottom.
Why would we as a nation hold our leaders responsible for their actions when most of us don't even want to hold ourselves responsible for our actions? I doubt we can ever hold national leaders responsible when a large number of local leaders aren't held responsible for even minor crimes.
Happy 10 year posting. I just noticed you have been posting for around 10 years. I have mixed feelings about who is and isn't allowed to post a comment. Many times it is much more helpful to allow hateful posters to post comments so later you can turn their own words against them. Look at how many politics have lost their jobs because of their comments. There are times where comments do more ham for all then they do to the commentator, it is a fine line that has to be walked.
You might have left the word not out of this post. "it is not reasonable for Muslims to demand that non-Muslims eat pork sausage" Why have you focused so much on muslims? There are sects of both jewish and christian religions that see eating pork in the same way. Lets really be honest and just say that all religions are irrational and we should throw them out.
I actually have an easier time believing that there is other sentient life then that there is some all knowing god out there. I figure to believe there is no sentient life out there is to believe that we are special like most who believe in a god say we are.
I would say that there needs to be archives of all the hate that is being said by all groups. I have seen to many examples of groups against something but once it becomes normal and successful those opposed to it take credit for it. I believe showing these vids actually helps those opposed to hate.
You would have no problem then if I came to your home and tortured you o any of your other family members to get all your money and valuables? I wouldn't be torturing you for pleasure but to learn where your valuables are. I could care less if info was gained because I put my honor above hate.