Not a fan of the confrontational and often condescension of the 'New Atheism'. I believe the best stance is of calm, reason, kindness and leading by example. But I absolutely agree about the line about public schools
In the Puritan community many people used the Bible everyday to read and pray to God. Puritans saw the Bible as God's laws. If people did not read the bible it was thought that they were worshipping the devil.