I completely understand your position. I am merely trying to get a definition of "the Faith of God and His religion" because imo there is no such thing as his religion. There is man's hardwired attempt to understand the infinite when living in a finite body. Thus religions appear to inevitably become as opposed to his religion, my our our religion which degenerates into the "true faith" nonsense. The golden rule which appears in the Old Testament as well as in other faiths is something that should be a motivator for people. Unfortunately for many it is not or it is limited to their particular tribe, group, religion.
Your final sentence is intriguing. What is God’s religion?
I've been well aware of the fact that humans are irrational. That fact, in and of itself, underscores why rational, reasoned, fact-based arguments do not and will not change the minds of people. Belief structure, key word being "belief", are extremely difficult if not impossible to change.
We need only look at the difference between the Austrian school, the Chicago school and behavioral economics to see how irrational people really are.
This does not mean that you arguments do not have merit, they do. What it does mean is that changing people's minds is almost impossible because they aren't using their reasoning centers.
David Cay Johnston laid it out well too. I agree with Dutch, excellent piece, Schmidt. Trump's base is slowly reducing from what we would call today's regular conservatives to psychologically damaged bigots, neo-Nazis and assorted other flotsam and jetsam. I get that the economy of the country has shifted over time due to financialization and creative destruction and as such the reserve army of labor is being screwed the Republican Party got in bed with this loon and the proceeded to look the other way as the racists came streaming out of the woodwork. All Republicans had to do was create jobs programs and the bulk of these nutjobs would have shut the hell up. But they couldn't bring themselves to abandon their failed economic theology. They and sadly the ountry are reaping what they sowed.