Mrrzy, you said, " I would like to see everybody put aside the hereafter and concentrate on the here and now."
"We have our own lunatic fringes as does every cause."
Wise words, but let me point out that at least here our "holy war" extremists are kept in check by our laws. Behind the scenes they may have a lot of power, but I simply don't think they make final policy. I sure hope I'm right.