Actually, I was referring to all of the people that agree with that politician and that author.You are making two mistakes here Ians, and you will have to agree with me that your assessment is unfair. First you are putting and comparing politicians in with the Americans I was referring to ,which in a humanist view are still people (even if they are the lowest order of them).
Sure, people are still people. You said, "As a fellow American you are my brother ... I would have your back covered and walk point for you."
That's fine, but commented "I used to feel that way, too, but not so much any more."
And I just offered Christian derek4's comment that he's "not brothers with the godless"
Will you risk your life for somebody like that because he happens to be American? I won't. In fact, if it were necessary to go to war to unseat his religion - if there were no other way to prevent his church from training generations more of his descendants to think that way about our descendants, that would be a war I would support.
I don't want to help him at all except in one way if possible: lead him out of the religion that taught him to think that way. If he remains as he is, and we both know that he likely will until the grave, I have nothing else for him.
Is that a character flaw on my part? Maybe. But if so, I don't feel any burden to work on it. Sorry, but even as a secular humanist, not all life is sacred to me. If somebody wants to take derek4's life, he can have somebody that he DOES consider a brother defend it.