"please explain how insulting people suports your argument that BSA should be open to atheists."
--- your right, it doesn't
"Thinking for yourself is great, and that's what BSA members have done, concluding that there is value in affirming the existence of God, while teaching respect for people's differing beliefs, including the beliefs of atheists and agnostics."
--- ??? Thinking for yourself is great, but only if its your opinion too right? And please, teaching respect for other people... by banning them? Hmmm...
"I won't let a 4 year child decide she's knows when it's safe to cross the street or get in a stranger's car. I won't let a 8 year old child decide he should be allowed to purchase or consume cigarettes, booze, or pills. I won't let a 12 decide she's ready to drive a car or engage in sexual activity. I won't let a 16 year old child decide he's ready to enlist in the military or get a tatoo. Will you let your children decide for their own, or will you teach them the values that you consider important, including your views on the existence of God?"
--- WTF? Never said anything about drugs and alcohol(and don't know for your kids, but i thing mine are intelligent enough to realize for them selfs thats bad...) And no, I would tech them about christianity and other religions and let them decide. Why wouldn't I give a 16 year old to get a tatoo?
"I see "proof" of God in all of creation. What do you see?"
--- Well, I see "proof" for flying spagetti monster... This ain't really a good argument...