Matthew 6:1-7. Read it, christians. Take it to heart, or do you have more hypocritical lies to twist the words of your own savior so that you can do what you like?
6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
So Jesus is saying to keep your religion to yourself. Don't pray in public, don't be showy and brag about the good things you do. Do it in secret. Keep it to yourself.
Back to Matthew, Jesus goes on:
6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Jesus talks about wealth. If you're a good christian you should be rather poor. Why do churches build such opulent buildings? Why do those heinous TV evangelists beg for money, and why do poor christians send it to them? If you're a good christian, you have no need of treasures. Remember that when you open your presents on christmas morning. That's the epitome of hypocrisy, isn't it?
Read all of Matthew 6, good christians. Then I expect to see you eschew fine clothes for sackcloth, trade your SUV in for an older car with no bells and whistles, give your possessions to the poor in secret, never go to church again as that is hypocrisy, and pray in a closet in private.
Therefore, keep your religion out of government and politics. You have no need of such things as prayer in school. You should have no problem keeping your faith to yourself, which means you would be quite happy to keep the First Amendment which gives everyone the right to practice their religion and keep it separate from the government.
Ok! That was easy. Now we can all live in peace together. If you're a good christian, you don't need to proselytize, you will teach by example. Live a good life, be a good person. Pray in private. Help the less fortunate. .
So why do so few christians take Jesus' words to heart and practice these principles? Jesus said it himself- you're hypocrites. Plain and simple. And you wonder why atheists have so little respect for what you blather on about?