I don't see the point. I have never seen the point for lawsuits to push someone's belief off on another. I'm fine if people want to be atheists. I think when they go for these lawsuits which try to cram their point of view down my throat then they've stepped over the line. They're free not to pray. They're free to insert "human" in the place of God in their minds if they want. However, for them to try and take away my rights to pray if I want is over the line.
I believe it's a way for these people to feel important. They have a cause and it gives their life meaning. If the President-elect WANTS to pray, more power to him. To have some group force him NOT to pray is wrong.
I know the arguments from the atheists side. I've heard it all. I know why we can no longer pray in school. I know that the minority is forcing their point of view on the majority (again and again), and that, too, is wrong.
I figure, just like the suing folks are probably figuring, that sooner or later someone is going to agree with them and we will no longer be a free country. I'm hoping and praying that the Obama administration isn't the one that will fill the Supreme Court with the kind of justices that will bend to the false premises put forth by the atheists and friends.
Atheists Sue to Get Prayer, God Out of Obama's Swearing-In
By Nikita Stewart
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 31, 2008; Page B03
A group of atheists, led by a California man known for challenging the use of the words "under God" in recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance at public schools, filed a lawsuit yesterday to bar prayer and references to God at the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama.
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