Many of our most contentious issues are cultural: religion, guns, sexual practices, etc. You can no more convince a redneck Christian that the Jesus with whom he thinks he has a personal relationship is not the real Jesus than you can convince him that he doesn't need an automatic and deadly weapon to kill a rabbit or a deer. We have failed with a large percentage of our population in our role in civilizing the masses. They remain what they have always been: ignorant, credulous, and dangerous.
In Response to: Religion and the Courts