Two of my closest friends are very religious and have many of the same views you do. But, they remain close friends because they, and I, never take it to a personal attack as you and Dave seem to do when making your point. Probably, what forces me to get so insistant on my views is when someone makes a statement that questions my character and honesty or implies that I may be stupid for being a member of an organization that they may feel is a bad one. Republicans and NRA members are not evil people that are out to crush the elderly, kids, people that don't believe in guns or liberal Democrats. They are just people that may have a differnt point of view than you may have.
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