1. I am very tired of hearing a public official whose pet project just got voted down moan something along these lines: "Oh, the people just didn't understand what we were proposing. If they'd have been better informed, I'm sure they wouldn't have rejected this proposal."
Except, of course, that the public official is missing one very distinct possibility: Perhaps people WERE informed and they chose not to vote for the official's pet project. Perhaps they did not find the project as appealing as the official did. Or if they were ill-informed, perhaps the official did a lousy job of explaining the project. (Yes, I know -- the media could also have done a lousy job. But I'm equally tired of hearing every turndown blamed on lousy journalism.)
2. Who determined that one reasonably small group of believers in Jesus Christ could appropriate the term "Christian" for themselves, creating a tiny tent and keeping everyone else out?