Comment: Good points

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Good points

A few clarifications from my point of view:

"I don't believe in God, but then I don't believe there is no God." There is no such thing as "believing" there is no deities (you don't need to capitalize that word every time, by the way, unless you are writing about a specific deity). I do not have a god belief, so like you, I am considered an atheist. I don't like the term because everyone is one if you think about it, but I digress...

"What I know is that many Christians feel uncomfortable if they feel their religion is under attack." -- Many Christians "feel" their religion is under attack. But, they have no evidence of such things (not in the USA, anyway). Why would they "feel" uncomfortable if you don't say something? If they were truly honest and good people and believed in the principles of the Constitution, etc.... then they would agree that phrase shouldn't be there in the first place.

I am all for politeness. As I said, I don't make a scene, I just stay silent. No one around me has ever said anything to me, that includes military events. When reenlisting in the armed services, the end of the oath says "so help me God". I simply crossed it out and gave it to the officer in charge. They never questioned it. If someone is that sensitive and walking on eggshells about their religion, perhaps they don't have a strong enough belief.

Thanks for the question about sacrilege - should be an interesting answer.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain