atheists need to quit fucking whining.
If you have something to say you stand up and say it dont you, well I know you do judging by your other posts, and so do I.
There is no reason why someone should have to say such a thing about a sky-fairie, especially children. So why is it "whining" by Athiests when they say NO, but its NOT "preaching" by sky-faerie worshippers when they say "you must say those words". Classic example of double-standards, the reason is that religion is entrenched in many civilisations across the world, and without the "freedom from religion" that exists to some degree in some countries, religion is still considered a necessary part of life, and so is preached by many often without even realising.
The sooner the US gets rid of crap like that and gets "dog-collared-vampires" to pay taxes like everyone else, the better the US will be. Fortunately the UK does not have as many vocal militant christian nutcases as the US does, so there is barely a murmour when someone proposes such a thing. FYI putting a hand on a bible (or other ancient story-book) in court has not been necessary for some time in the UK, is it in th US, or can you say/sign an "affirmation".?
of curse it is seperated.
did I say curse, I meant course.
(sometimes the best sign of respect it to keep quiet) ?
Thats if you have any respect for bible thumpers, I dont, and I still resent having to say/sing bullshit like that when I was a kid (even then I knew sky-faeries, Unicorns and Santa didnt exist), but I still had to say that crap.
Whenever I am in a church (funerals and weddings) I simply chant along with everyone else and simply skip words such as "God, Lord, Christ, Jesus", its pretty much the only thing that keeps me awake - having to dodge words
So yes in cases like that silence/fitting in with everyone else for the sake of respect and not looking like a twat can be the best policy.