Erik Peterson 
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Re: “Charleston's No. 1 atheist pens an autobiography

This is the exact problem with religion. You're admitting to having absolutely no opinion whatsoever. You're just gegurgatating other people's work and claiming to be, pardon the irony, gospel. What is the point??? I'll ask if you can think for yourself, but I already think I know the answer to that one.

This is the guy who's being copied and pasted so diligently? Clarke "I can't find the shift key" himself?? Thanks for chiming in with that irrelevant to the subject babbling. I guess I'll have to google you to figure out where that came from I guess.

Athiest leaves thought provoking response with statics percentages, and relevant facts. Believers reply I can't respond to that I didnt write anything, but I can make a complete sentence. 2-0

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Posted by Erik Peterson on April 6, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Charleston's No. 1 atheist pens an autobiography

Mat... sorry I drifted off when you started copying and pasting, but lets go back and review the first paragraph, which I'm assuming contains some original Mat material.

"along with the removing of Prayer and Bible reading , also The teaching of Christ and christmas being removed . It is only going to get much worse in the public schools, when you have over 50% diviorce rate and a single parent who didn't get married having children by different men who didn't stick around, trying to raise children who don't know what a home is and never will."

So, as was pointed out, the constitution makes no claim regarding "Christian Nation," It says "freedom of religion." You'll notice that that giant list of founding fathers you posted all had DIFFERENT religions, and a main reason they got in a boat and risked their life to come over here was to be able to freely practice that. Jesus Christ, divine, christianity, bible, creator, and GOD are not mentioned anywhere in the constitution. Except in the exclusionary sense, which was the point of this article. ""no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." (Article 6, section 3)"

Alright on to the deterioration of society due to not praying in school. You seem to imply that not praying in school leads to high divorce rate. It's a bit difficult to find data on atheist divorce rates, as the author says, in SC he's never met any, so I wont make any claims regarding that. However, the highest divorce rates are found in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC and TX. If only they were able to pray and read the bible in school instead of just before meals, before bed, on the weekends, etc. To review, the current prison population is 75-80% Christian... which seems to correlate quite nicely with total population, whereas Atheists make up anywhere from 8-16% of the population and 0.2% of prisons. And lets not say that they all show up Atheist then decide to become saved...

Atheists are NOT who you should have a problem with. We are NOT deteriorating society. The vast majority are VERY hard working upstanding citizen with moral values. Essentially the same moral values as every other culture in society throughout time. Dont kill, don't steal, treat others how you would want to be treated... we dont need to pray in school or read the 10 commandments to know these things, but if somebody forgets you can remind them without quoting scripture. Atheists... and anyone for that matter, should have no problem with morals being discussed (and potentially advocated) in school.

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Posted by Erik Peterson on April 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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