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Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:22 am

Greetings,

Interesting.

I hope the athiest challenge is successful.

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:14 am

I'm not so sure how I feel about this. Though, for example, I support the Church of FSM in their work to keep intelligent design out of the public schools. But there's also the history of the exact reasons this country was founded. And they were religious. These things have been around forever, (like the In God We Trust on our currency). I don't think anyone pays much attention. In fact I know most people don't pay attention to it.

The Pledge of Allegiance has been around forever too. I'm just not sure it's such a big deal. I'm far more concerned about the Sarah Palins of the world who want to pound their fanatical version of Christianity into our everyday lives and our required education. They're lurking in our government and no one is paying attention or publicly talking about it. It's either the elephant in the middle of the room syndrome or not enough people are publicly keeping tabs on them.

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:51 am

TheDhamma,

How fascinating, thank you!

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby clw_uk » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:28 am

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Postby clw_uk » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:33 am

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:46 pm

Whatever, Jefferson was, it certainly was not hard-core Christian. He wrote his own version of the Bible, removing all miracles and the supernatural:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_bible

But I agree, it comes down to who is in office and which agenda they push.
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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Those who are lust-infatuated fall back to the swirling current (of samsara) like a spider on its self-spun web. This too the wise cut off. Without any longing, they abandon all dukkha and renounce the world

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:45 pm

Those who are lust-infatuated fall back to the swirling current (of samsara) like a spider on its self-spun web. This too the wise cut off. Without any longing, they abandon all dukkha and renounce the world

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby sraddha » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:02 pm

Well, in the passage Thomas Jefferson admits to being a Christian in his own way. However, I do agree that religion need not be paraded as part of a campaign -- I think it takes a certain type of insecurity about your religion to constantly be wearing your religion on your sleeve.

That being said, I was surprised to find that many European countries do have Christianity declared as an official religion.

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Re: Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Visitor Center

Postby clw_uk » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:10 pm

Those who are lust-infatuated fall back to the swirling current (of samsara) like a spider on its self-spun web. This too the wise cut off. Without any longing, they abandon all dukkha and renounce the world

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