Every time I read a letter from someone incensed by not having a prayer at a public meeting (“Don’t want prayer?” from Paula Nixon) or being denied permission to erect a nativity scene in front of a government building, I think they just don’t get it.
Why do you think we have separation of church and state? We wouldn’t be fighting wars in the Middle East if it weren’t for those governments being so intertwined with their religious constituency.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not an atheist, and I have no problem with anyone saying a prayer to any deity. In this great country, no one denies me the right to worship any deity I please, even if it’s one that’s not very popular.
When you mix government with God, you are asking for trouble. Pray anytime you feel the need. Just don’t do it at government meetings — it doesn’t belong there.
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Oh, I almost forgot about those poor, impressionable kids being taught all that blasphemous stuff about evolution. But before you burn the science books, why don’t you get rid of that video game your impressionable kids play that teaches them to kill for entertainment?