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CHRISTMAS: Atheists go too far

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Dec. 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm | 193 Comments »
December 19, 2011 1:26 pm

Let me begin by saying that I have never practiced any form of religion, organized or otherwise, and I honestly do not believe that anyone, including the pope, really knows if there is a higher power, or what, if anything, may occur after we pass away. And, yes I know that the Constitution calls for the separation of church and state.

Having said that, I think it is absolutely disgusting that so many atheists feel compelled to try to force their disdain of religion on the rest of us.

Are they trying to tell us that the beautiful carols most of us have sung since we were small children should be banned from all public places? Should those wonderful, traditional Christmas songs not be sung in public schools because they fear that children may be somehow infected by religion?

Do they really feel that the hope, joy and happiness religious traditions bring to millions of little children should be struck down by some court order? Good grief! What’s next for their truth squads? Are they going to petition the Supreme Court to rule whether the Tooth Fairy, Santa and the Easter Bunny should be officially denied?

As Frank Sinatra sang, “Some people get their kicks out of steppin’ on dreams.”

And finally, to any hard-core atheists who may be reading this, I have only one thing to say to you: “Merry Christmas.”

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