We're not Christians. We've stopped putting up a Christmas tree. We don't like Christmas music, especially songs that mention Jesus or God.
Who can disagree with what it says?
“At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
Well, lots of people. Most people.
Which is why it's so important that the display have its place alongside a nativity scene. Public places, like a state capitol, can't be limited to only private citizens who hold majority views.
Christians are free to worship as they like, without interference, in their homes and churches. But if they want to promote their religious belief in the public square, they should expect some dissenting company.
I was glad to see that the man who got the state to allow the nativity scene says that the atheist display is fine.
He feels that people can make up their own minds about what to believe. That's a broad-minded Christian attitude. Contrast that with what I heard a dogmatic true believer say in a radio interview.
I believe in Jesus Christ. If you don't that's OK, because you're going to fry like a Jimmy Dean pork sausage.
Oh, how loving.
That's why I'm not religious: I can't believe in a God who punishes people for being rational, questioning, and non-dogmatic.