When I was an atheist, I believed in the “Golden Rule” because it just made sense. I had no problem with the Ten Commandments or anything else religious in public places, whether government buildings or what have you.
The most important things for me at the time was bettering myself as a person, following the rules of a civil society and not inposing my “will” on others. When I got married, it was for LIFE with one man with never a thought of “cheating” on him. Raising my children to love and respect others and to strive to better themselves. I was very “ME” oriented though and perscribed to the theroy that if it did not hurt anyone else, it was OK to do. Not believing in God at the time, I would never had thought it would hurt HIM! and seperate me from His love because He did not exist.
Now that I am a faithful Catholic Christian, I look back at some of the attitudes I once held and marvel at far God has brought me in my thinking. Not everything though was in opposition to Christian values, I just did not give credit where credit was due, Namely and always with GOD.
Thank You Mother Mary leading me home to your Son and His church.