We Americans are nothing if not predictable. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the Constitution allows for prayer at government meetings, the vote of the justices was unremarkable, as were the responses of our citizens. Conservatives cheered and liberals decried the decision. Some of my friends on both sides of the aisle reacted with passion and thunder. Others stayed completely silent, in keeping with their vow never to discuss religion and politics in polite company. I could have predicted their reactions with almost flawless accuracy.