There is another thread on DR (and the story is in the media) about the psychic who told Amanda Berry's mother and the world that she was dead a few years back. It made me think about how in such a technologically advanced society we do nothing to deter people from believing nonsensical stuff.
This is supposed to be a place of learning -- so exclaiming the glory of God (for whom we have absolutely NO evidence) at a football game seems ridiculous. Of course it is done all over. Pro sports players thank the Lord for their performances, etc. Why do we foster ignorance at a place of learning.
Yeah we allowing pulling the wool over kids eyes when it comes to Santa, the tooth fairy, etc, but we rationalize that by thinking that eventually as they grow up they will acquire the truth.
I am not advocating abridging a person's first amendment (or second amendment) right but the is no reason that they should not be scorned for their ridiculous beliefs. Doesn't a child get a F on a math exam when they answer 4 when asked the question of what 3+3 adds up to?