It doesn't help either when our Government becomes our parent. Taking care of us from cradle to grave does not help us at all to become responsible adults. I had a friend from my church say that she was not raised to believe in God. She was exposed to God in our public schools. Later as she became an adult and could think about philosophical things like life and death and the meaning of life she decided to turn to God and believe. She said she would have never done it if she had never been exposed to it. at school/ Being exposed to what is good while we are children, is what helps them to become good adults. Parents back then who raised their children not to believe in God, had no problem with them being exposed to it in our public schools.