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Court won't hear challenge to 'In God We Trust'
AP via SFGate ^ | 3/7/11

Posted on 03/07/2011 7:49:35 AM PST by SmithL

The Supreme Court won't hear an atheist's latest challenge to the U.S. government's references to God.

The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who says government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: atheists; ingodwetrust; lawsuit; motto; newdow; nothanks; scotus

1 posted on 03/07/2011 7:49:40 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

“The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who says government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs.”

Athiest’s have no religious beliefs.


2 posted on 03/07/2011 7:51:46 AM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: SmithL

You’d think after being slapped down this many times... Newdow would Realize that he’s barking up the wrong tree.

Liberal buffoon!!!


3 posted on 03/07/2011 7:52:05 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (To anger a Christian, Lie to them. To anger a muslim, tell them the TRUTH!)
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To: SmithL

What a pathetic person. Does he really feel like he’s having religion imposed on him, or that he’s being forbidden from exercising his religious beliefs, by 4 little words on a coin?


4 posted on 03/07/2011 7:52:24 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: gwilhelm56

Liberals never give up, ever. This is always the problem.


5 posted on 03/07/2011 7:53:14 AM PST by artificial intelligence (Your data will be processed by me for future input. Thank you.)
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To: Bruinator
Athiest’s have no religious beliefs.

Clearly this appeal shows otherwise. :)

6 posted on 03/07/2011 7:53:22 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Not 4, just 1..................


7 posted on 03/07/2011 7:53:59 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: SmithL

Yes Newdow, you’re outside the circle of Humanity, and one day soon your master will call you home.


8 posted on 03/07/2011 7:54:20 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Bruinator

Their sense of irony seems to leave them doesn’t it?


9 posted on 03/07/2011 7:54:53 AM PST by relictele
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To: Bruinator

Does this mean his 15 minutes of fame are over? I am so tired of hearing from this man.


10 posted on 03/07/2011 7:55:12 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: gwilhelm56

I keep wondering when the courts are going to get tired of this guy and slap him down in a very hard way. He has a law degree so it costs him little more than the filing fees. The first time he tried this he deceived the court into believing that he had legal standing by suing on the behalf of his daughter. Come to find out he did not have even joint custody and the daughter practices her religious beliefs.


11 posted on 03/07/2011 7:56:50 AM PST by Jackson57
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To: Bruinator

“The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who says government references to God are unconstitutional and infringe on his religious beliefs.”

Seriously ... this means he has no standing.


12 posted on 03/07/2011 7:57:15 AM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: ninergold3
Does this mean his 15 minutes of fame are over? I am so tired of hearing from this man.

What I don't understand is this... in this day and age there are 1001 ways to engage in financial transactions without the use of coins or paper currency. If 4 little words on a coin bother this nutcase so much, then why doesn't he just use credit cards, checks, or any number of other means to make transactions and STFU?

Oh wait, it is because he's trying to impose his religious beliefs on the rest of us.

13 posted on 03/07/2011 7:58:13 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Jackson57

Start charging him the government’s court costs - at this point there are pretty solid grounds for calling him a vexatious litigant.

Colonel, USAFR


14 posted on 03/07/2011 7:59:55 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: SmithL

Is this moron really still trying? It seems like all he does now is sue to get “In God we Trust” off currency, and fail each time.


15 posted on 03/07/2011 8:01:04 AM PST by matt04
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To: SmithL

He can just scratch the words off his own money.
Fools-— when they meet up with the Almighty at the end what a bummer for them.


16 posted on 03/07/2011 8:03:59 AM PST by tflabo
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To: SmithL

This seems to have nothing to do with belief except in his belief in making money. Michael Newdow is FADF (First Amendement Defense Fund)of Sacramento, CA, a 501(c)(3) a Charitable Organization, making Tax Free money. This may be the only way for a business to survive in Kalefornia...


17 posted on 03/07/2011 8:08:20 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: artificial intelligence

“Liberals never give up, ever. This is always the problem.”

Excellent point. It’s consistent with the fact that liberals have the maturity of a 4 year old:

Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom....


18 posted on 03/07/2011 8:09:07 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: brownsfan
I forgot who said it....

IMOW "Better to believe in God...just in case"

19 posted on 03/07/2011 8:11:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SmithL

I saw that POS in a store In Elk Grove a while back and it took every ounc of my restraint not to whoop his ass..


20 posted on 03/07/2011 8:16:05 AM PST by crazydad
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To: SmithL

Time for the “Not this s*** again” poster. Maybe this guy will be happier when he has to say “In Allah we trust”.


21 posted on 03/07/2011 8:29:41 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SmithL

I can’t wait until Nedow’s daughter turns 18, so he can no longer use her as standing for his continual torrent of atheist lawsuits.


22 posted on 03/07/2011 8:43:51 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Don't confuse Obama's evil for incompetence.)
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To: Sacajaweau
I forgot who said it....

IMOW "Better to believe in God...just in case"

Blaise Pascal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager

Mind you, there are plenty of refutations:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager#Criticism

23 posted on 03/07/2011 9:22:09 AM PST by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur
It wasn't Pascal

I first met Pascal while taking hydralics in college....c1980

24 posted on 03/07/2011 9:27:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SmithL

Looks like poor old Michael Newdow isn’t going to get a book and movie deal afer all.


25 posted on 03/07/2011 11:10:04 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: crazydad

This guy walked by me no more than three feet away, and I had the same urge you did.

Harold Ickes

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26 posted on 03/07/2011 11:14:22 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: SmithL

Be a crapload of chipping of historical relics in Federal buildings if all references to Christianity are to be removed. This is a thing that will be relegated to the next generation of pigs. Their children will need the material to build their fires, so they don’t have to eat their rats raw.


27 posted on 03/07/2011 11:50:30 AM PST by mmercier (There is another thing coming)
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To: SmithL

Newdow must have oodles of cash lying around. He is in court 365 days a year.


28 posted on 03/07/2011 12:18:47 PM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Abin Sur

It was Pascal. He was writing for the Libertins of the age in which he lived, throwing down the gauntlet, so to speak. It was a challenge: If you bet on God and He doesn’t exist, you’ve lost nothing, but if you don’t bet on God and He does exist, you’ve lost everything.


29 posted on 03/07/2011 2:45:49 PM PST by JLLH
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To: SmithL

If he doesn’t like it, he can just stop using US currency.

Better yet, move to a different country! Problem solved!


30 posted on 03/07/2011 2:47:23 PM PST by airborne (Powerful public unions and fiscal calamity. (Notice how those go hand in hand?))
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To: JLLH
If you bet on God and He doesn’t exist, you’ve lost nothing, but if you don’t bet on God and He does exist, you’ve lost everything.

Unless you pick the wrong God. Unless God rewards skepticism and punishes blind faith. Unless...etc.

31 posted on 03/07/2011 3:30:35 PM PST by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur

Re: rewarding evil - I think Descartes addressed that issue with his “esprit malin”/”mauvais genie”. Just doesn’t hold up. The question was whether Pascal was the one associated with the statement. The answer is yes, he was.

If you are looking to dig into the theological ramifications of the simplicity of his statement, that, of course, is another question altogether and not one I addressed in my post.


32 posted on 03/07/2011 4:51:41 PM PST by JLLH
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To: SmithL

I actually wish the court would hear his case.

They won’t hear it because they know that then they have to either get rid of “in God we trust” or reverse the last 50 years of court policies that promotes secularism in the public square. They are too chicken to do either.


33 posted on 03/07/2011 5:03:00 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: jagusafr
Start charging him the government’s court costs - at this point there are pretty solid grounds for calling him a vexatious litigant.

Best argument in the world for "LOOSER PAYS"!!!

34 posted on 03/08/2011 12:55:20 PM PST by dearolddad
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