The hate mail is a riot! It’s also a bit depressing/sad.
But seriously, it’s always a lift when I find a site like yours where I can escape for a little while. I don’t live in Kansas (apologies to Kansas’ non-theists), but it’s still pretty bad here in Huntington Beach.
Here’s hoping for at least the separation of church and state some day, and the theists’ understanding of what that really means.
At least that.
We can hope, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Personally, I think that separation of church and state is being eroded where it’s important but goes too far in some meaningless ways. For example, in some public schools children are essentially not allowed to talk about religion with other students. Since that’s not state-sponsored speech, I don’t think it should be disallowed. I also think that any parent who sends their child to school with pro-religion literature has no right to protest if my child shows up with pro-atheism literature — but that’s not gonna happen, is it?