They're thanking the sun for their lives Monday thru Friday and on Sunday mornings they go to church and thank God for their lives. That could be a bit contradictory to some, pure blasphemy to others.
I understand your point, but this is what I'm talking about. What the f*ck is wrong with thanking the sun? The sun is much more real, obvious, scientific, and omnipresent than any concept of "god". It is literally provable that no life on earth would exist without the sun. Why do adults prefer our kids ignorant about these things?
I'm an atheist (or an agnostic atheist, if you want to be technical about it), and while I respect your personal belief that there's some kind of unidentifiable, invisible yet omnipresent spirit, I don't think your personal belief should be taught in school. I also would like to point out that not "acknowledging" your concept of a spirit or some divine purpose to life hasn't made the world dark at all; on the contrary, it means we have hope of eventually understanding our universe and that's frankly exciting to me
You're obviously scarred and traumatized by the constant barrage of Christian doctrine that you've experienced in your life. I understand. Personally, I think that we will absolutely never understand our world (or universe, but I'd like to start with the humans that I can touch) without acknowledging the unexplainable or paranormal. Proving science is boring and easy.