We have some people here at work who keep parroting on about Obama being a muslim. Obviously not wanting to disturb the peace and create a stir, I keep my mouth shut and go about my business. However, I find it extremely annoying to hear this mindless repitition of false information. I am not republican bashing. I consider myself a centrist, and agree with several righty principles (don't waste all our tax $'s on bullshit, 2nd amendment rights, etc) Nor am I a particular fan of Obama, I am quite neutral towards him overall and irritated in certain aspects of his performance. Now that thats out of the way, whats the deal? Don't people actually research claims they hear or am I the only one? I don't understand how something someone told them, or hear it from Fox news, and take it as fact. Obama was never a muslim. Most of the time when people try to say he is, they cite a school record from his very few, young years (age 6-10) in which he lived in Indonesia in which he was registered to the school as a muslim. He was SIX when this happened. Then they simultaniously attack him calling him a racist because of his supposed radical black christian church. Now I dont know much about his church in Chicago, but I do know you can't try to smear someone and on the one hand call them a muslim and on the other a radical black christian. My personal theory is he is an atheist but is conceiling it as he knew no atheist would be elected to any office in this day and age. But thats just my little personal hunch. Anyway, I really don't mean this to be about Obama I am just trying to understand the psychology of people who parrot innacurate information about things and don't bother to EVER actually reasearch anything.