I didn't say that any one group has no vested interest in another's beliefs, just that some parts of one person's belief system are more esoteric than other parts and don't really matter. I seriously doubt achilles wastes any time really worrying about whether God "loves" his subjects, as the ramifications of that speculation really only involve a realm he's consigned to fiction. When it comes to politics, sussing out the whys of someone's belief system pale in comparison to the whats. Just ask anyone in a rigid theocracy.
re Shimkus: are you referring to his beliefs about "global warming"? Had to look it up as I'm not familiar w/this congressman.
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