Best argument for what faith is, right there.Agreed. We can't fix stupid and we can only protect it to a certain level.
RE the religious part, I am religious. The way I view this is different than those still going to church. I trust in God to protect me. This does not mean I can go out and sit shoulder to shoulder with others of faith and he will keep me safe. Rather, I trust in God to give me, my wife and family good judgement to not be blindly stupid.
Maybe you have more faith in people that I do. Once an inch is given, the mass population will take a foot.Of course you can. just because you let people use their motorboats doesn't mean bars and restaurants will open. Just because they say it's OK for small groups of friends to get together to play golf doesn't mean the Major League Baseball is going to decide that it's OK to gather 50,000 fans together to watch a game. Just because they tell people it's OK for them to go to their place up north doesn't mean concert promoters will start planing concerts.