Skip to comments.Atheist challenges ‘In God We Trust’(We need to Freep the survey!)
Posted on 08/14/2008 10:30:48 AM PDT by Devilinbaggypants
SAN FRANCISCO - An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove In God We Trust from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion....
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Oh Happy Day when the Newdows of the world cower at Judgment.
Sorry, nothing unconstitutional here. But thanks for stopping by, Mr. Religiophobe.
Before everyone comes in here and bashes all atheists, with a broad stoke, I just want to say something.
I’m an atheist, and I think this guy is stupid. The majority of people in the country are Christian, so of course there will be countless references to it in our culture. As long as government treats us all equally, why should I care?
Ugh, not this kook again.
Much as I hate giving MSNBC a page hit I have freeped.
I remember when this d’bag was fighting against the Pledge. I said to one of my Dem friends that idiots like that won’t stop until they’ve changed the motto on our currency. As usual, my Dem friend said I was nuts and that “no one” wants to erase In God We Trust. Uh, right.
109375 responses so far....
Yes. It’s a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.
No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.
Honestly I don’t think we should say the Pledge at all. Before you attack me and call me unpatriotic, let me explain why and what I think should replace it.
The Pledge was invented by a socialist who was inspired by the idea of uniting America under the banner of the state (centralization). What better way than through th public school system while their minds are still impressionable?
Instead I think we should be saying “I (state your name), do solemnly swear to uphold/defend/support/etc. the Constitution of the United States...” you know the rest.
Ultimately it’s not terribly important to me, just throwing that out there.
He wasn’t satisfied with only 15 minutes of fame, it seems.
It looks like that idiot Newdow got bored again.
Newdow is an idiot and gets nowhere with this crrap. This has been tried before and got nowhere
(Before everyone comes in here and bashes all atheists, with a broad stoke, I just want to say something.
Im an atheist, and I think this guy is stupid. The majority of people in the country are Christian, so of course there will be countless references to it in our culture. As long as government treats us all equally, why should I care?)
The problem is the Government does not treat us all equally
One moron can sway some idiot Judge to make a stupid ruling that effects 100’s of million of people.
One thing about Newdow, he’s consistent in that he always loses. What a turkey!
So who would be for changing it to, “In a God we trust?”
Doesn’t matter to me really, I’m Agnostic.
Have your Jesus or Wiccan shirts and belt buckles all you want just don’t force people to worship or swear an oath to any one religion.
I actually kind of like that idea. My son (USAF) and daughter (USMC) had to take a similar oath, as did my naturalized wife.
Of course, we “native-born” Americans do not.
LOL...thanks for the ping...wish there were more of you that felt the same way ;-)
Interesting isn’t it? I’m in ROTC so I’ve taken it, but I just think it makes more sense to swear an allegiance to uphold the laws of your country than it does to pledge allegiance to the state (or flag I suppose).
Good point...thanks for the post!
“Have your Jesus or Wiccan shirts and belt buckles all you want just dont force people to worship or swear an oath to any one religion.”
Last time I checked, it does not happen from within our government.