Atheism is rapidly becoming the state religion. America's founding fathers were all Christians but somebody along the way has forgotten that. They did not set up Christianity as the state religion, but I'm sure they never envisioned atheism as the state religion either. If you don't think atheism is the state religion, schedule a lecture on the bible, Torah or Koran for your child's fourth grade class and watch as 1) school administrators hastily cancel the lecture 2) atheists crawl out of the woodwork with lawsuits because you mentioned religion during the school day. Public schools can rent space to church groups, but only outside of school hours. How did we ever witness the fall of the atheistic soviet regime (through prayer by the way) only to find prayer outlawed in so many places in our own society? Has there ever been an atheistic regime that brought about the betterment of mankind? I would argue not. We need wisdom literature. I remember going to a secular humanist synagogue one time. It was pretty funny. Actually it was pretty sad, too. They read all the normal readings, even in Hebrew. They simply believed nobody was listening. To them, the value was in the wisdom contained in the writings. To me it showed how even an atheist is attracted to the truth, though they are confused about why they are attracted to it. I don't mind if the Chaplain is an Imam, a Rabbi, a Priest or a Right Reverend, just let him pray and shut up about separation of church and state already. They are separated enough even when we pray in congress, courtrooms and schools. Should we teach "junk science" to our kids? No. We should teach only that science which stands up to the scrutiny of the scientific community. No 6,000 year old earth, but at the same time evolution must be presented as a theory and creationism must get a mention as well. To teach one as fact without mentioning the other is academic fraud. To try to prop up either theory with junk science is also academic fraud. But let's do this for the right reasons. It has nothing to do with limiting our children's choices. ...Only parents can do that... Even if we all agreed on teaching evolution it would not be limiting our children's choices. If we can't drag their little butts to Sunday school every week then we should shut up and deal with the fact they aren't getting a moral education in secular schools. Even if prayer was allowed and creationism was the scientific theory de jour, if you aren't teaching the faith at home don't blame the schools!