but actually, i am not a "true" athiest, so be careful not to label me. i just have my own independent free thinking being a geologist and one who has put his hands on the history of the earth, and i just dont see that meshing with the old testament books. however, i have no issues with the ten commandments posted in a courthouse, i fully back the public display of mangers and christmas trees and all things so related - and i want prayer in public school and keep "In God We Trust" on our currency. i support all religions and their right to apostatize peacefully, but this country was founded on christian principles and i prefer it to remain so. i just ascribe to no one religion personally - yet i have spent several hundred thousands of dollars putting my kids through catholic school and defend their right to their own personal choice.
so put away the broad brush and dont judge - wwjd - right? its all in how we steer our own lives and treat our fellow man, thats all Jesus would care about at the end of the day. its all so very simple.