Readers have much to say about whether governments should open their meetings with prayers as well as the nature of religion and atheism. Justin True wrote:
I am an Atheist, but I put my best foot forward to make an attempt to not judge anyone at all. I am the first one to admit mistake and do my best to correct them. You can live your life the way you wish, but when someone comes along and pegs you for not living up to your own standards, that is your issue not ours.
I have read many posts by Ms. Saunders and we see eye-to-eye on many things, we do not see eye-to-eye on religious affiliation, but we do agree on being tolerant of each other and learning to live among each other with peace and dignity.
I am a believer of freedom, I believe in freedom of speech. But I do not believe anyone has the right to shove their beliefs in my face whenever they want. I do not think prayer should be in our government not because I am an Atheist, but because I believe in the freedoms of every American, Christian or not.