Why can't we, as a melting pot, multi-cultural country, learn to balance religious liberties? It seems odd to me that liberties are granted to one group's freedom of religion, example given, Muslim cabbies and Peyote smoking Indians, and not to another. Christian beliefs have been cast aside as bigoted, mean-spirited, and even unlawful. One could argue the Muslim cabby's religious beliefs discriminate against the blind, or canines as a group. (PETA, want to step up?) However arbitrary or odd some beliefs may seem to those of other faiths (I kiss my dog regularly), there is a growing lack of tolerance in our nation. Freedom of religion is one of the tenets our nation was built upon, a tenet which limits government, therefore protecting citizens against the very tyranny our founders fled. It is not hypocritical, therefore, to grant one group preferential understanding and leeway and not another?