Linda Thompson, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There is no Church of America. You can be Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Atheist, Hindu or whatever you want to be. America does not prohibit the Ten Commandments, statues of Jesus or any other symbols ("Ruling on Jesus statue latest in conflicting court decisions" July 1).
Atheists count for less than 12 percent of the U.S. and just over 2 percent in the world. Those people should show tolerance and quit filing lawsuits and being so offended by something that causes them no real harm.
If you find the Ten Commandments objectionable, do not look at them — problem solved. If you are skiing and find the statue of Jesus offensive — then don't look or take another run — problem solved.
Political correctness has gone too far. Christians are told not to believe what we believe and that it is offensive to others — but the fact is others are offending us.
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