I don't believe in God. I fully respect all people who do. I don't try to convince anyone I am right and they are wrong. Faith, you see, is all about your own beliefs, and so I can't convince someone with faith they are wrong. But for me? I see no way to be persuaded I am wrong either. If you are of the praying type, you can pray all you want but it won't change my mind. My mother didn't understand the irony of saying I have "the patience of Job" until I was an adult, but it's true as it comes to faith.
But I stand with Jews and Christians now as if I am one. They aren't perfect people, but generally they are good, or try to be good. And they don't deserve to be persecuted. The genocidal Islamist maniacs out to kill all Christians and Jews are of such a despicable level of inhumanity that it makes me shake my head in disbelief that so many around the world just don't care, and probably won't, until the fight comes to their doorsteps.
It's heartening to me to see people like Francois Hollande take up the cause. I would probably agree with Hollande about almost nothing, but if his supportive words are met by solid action then it would seem to me Europe has hope. It's the European/American versions of multiculturalism which motivated my last article (which leftists seemed unable to grasp or comprehend) which Hollande will ultimately have to confront in order to reduce the threat his nation faces. I'm not all that hopeful, but we'll see.
In the mean time, while I won't pray and won't go to services, I will continue to support Christians and Jews who are fighting for their literal lives, and try to convince as many Americans as possible that the real threat isn't Islamism. The real threat is the inability to comprehend that the real threat is Islamism.