To all atheists: Let me put this to you as gently as I can. I dont care that you cant be involved with a prayer vigil; you freely made that choice. I dont care that you cringe at the mention of God; you freely made that choice!
In America the majority usually rules. Thats why we have George W. Bush as our president. If we, as the majority, want to say God bless America or God bless your family - even the athiests - we have the right as athiests have the right not to. I think its time, we the people, a nation under God, pray for everyone, even athiests!
This is what brought this nation together: freedom of religion. If the athiests dont want religion, thats their problem. I shouldn't have to give up my freedom of religion to please them! I want God in my life. I should have the right to listen to my president say God bless America (how wonderful to hear). If the athiests cringe at that, well baby that aint nothing: They wont like hell, either.
I dont think the athiests way should rule what I and the majority of the people in this great nation want and need to hear. If atheism is what they want, they should feel free. I wont try to get them to turn to God. But they shouldnt tell me I cant hear Gods word or hear His name because they dont want to. ...
Long before he was elected - not just after Sept. 11 - President Bush said God blessed America and its people. If all atheists feel left out, so be it! They have the right to believe or not believe in a deity, because they live in a country that has freedom of religion. We who do believe dont need their faces all over the paper spewing their feelings of being left out. Who cares? Only other atheists.
Im so glad to say, Im proud to be an American, even with atheists here.
If atheists dont like it, then they can turn their televisions off. Its time the silent majority speaks. We have been silent too long, and people like these atheists get their way and turn God off in every way they can.
Kathleen Bryan, Evans
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