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@Comment 48 by PeterNoSaint

The American conservative movement already despises most "foreigners" so I doubt Richard could hit any more than the bottom already existing with their opinions of him. I like to think he is speaking more to independents who will actually swing the election.

Richard's criticism of Romney's religious beliefs is nothing compared to the vicious and relentless attacks by conservatives upon Obama's beliefs. Quite frankly as an American citizen I would like to know if my president thinks a mysterious planet Kolob is out there waiting for him, thinks that a magic garment protects him from harm and calls giving 10% of his income to his religion a "charitable" contribution when in reality it is a membership fee required of Mormons that is regulated by auditors. Religious conservatives believe that any debasement of Obama's religion is fine but will not tolerate any discussion of their own, which in many way are even more insane.

As an American I recognize the stupidity and silliness of many of my countrymen and understand how those outside the US can dislike much of what the country represents now. Perhaps cultures go through these "fits" now and then but large numbers of citizens are very unhappy with this state of affairs and look to people like Richard to inject some sanity into such debates.

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:34:12 UTC | #950564

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There is currently a poll in the US on the Yahoo home page asking if one thinks with regards to the Mars landing that 1) "Signs of Life, scientific breakthroughs" would come of the event, or 2) "Nothing much." So far "Nothing much" leads by 65% to 35%. It shows you what supporters of science and exploration are up against in what has become a peculiar nation.

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:45:21 UTC | #950446

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If US conservative republican lies were suppositories, the whole world would be regular again!

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:53:10 UTC | #950429

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Just because some Americans act like idiots doesn't mean all Americans are idiots!

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:26:16 UTC | #950425

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Full frontal assaults on creationists don't work. Strategy needs to be employed. I have a hypothesis that should comfort them: God creates the universe to appear to have arisen through means that satisfies common sense and scientific testing. This way god lurks somewhere before the Big Bang, entirely disconnected from what we see now. Evolutionists are happy with fairy tale creation stories gone. Creationists are happy with god still there for them, being behind the curtains watching the universe evolve from afar and out of everyone's way, and they being relieved of not having to explain the ridiculous incongruities between facts and their fantasies. Like giving a binky to a screaming baby to shut them up!

Now as science progresses in our understanding of the creation of the universe, over time god will be pushed further back away from the curtain through which creationists think It is peeking and can eventually end up out of the picture. That is of course unless one makes a conscious effort to be irrational but they are easy to pick out of the crowd!

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:23:53 UTC | #945514

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