I agree with you to Janelle,but this week as a saw a video of David Silverman of American atheists i think of whom I find myself totally agreeing with usually on fox news(again) arguing against Christmas trees in the work place,now I'm a 6.99 atheist myself but even I think he'd gone to far,after all the Christmas tree if anything is an old pagan practice about decorating an evergreen a tree in the harsh winters to remind them that soon their crops would grow again,and how many people think of jesus or whatever when they look at a Christmas tree?I was with him on the Nativity scenes and the billboards but the Christmas tree argument on fox did more harm than good for atheists I felt.
Why is it that, while many Christians believe that athiests can't be ethical, atheists are the benevolent, tolerant, & forgiving ones? Some of the core values of many of the religions teach these values, but the followers only think it applies to others that think like them.
I've had many theist friends that have said my atheist wife and myself are better Christians than those that sit in churches with them on Sundays. Is that a compliment?
Enjoy the holidays!