Friday, November 18, 2005

Removing 'In God We Trust' from money? That's rich... Or not.

I briefly mentioned something like this in a post a while back, but I don't really see why this particular Athiest insists on removing God from every public thing.

First, he sued to have "under God" removed from the pledge, or at least have schools not recite it in the mornings and now he wants to 'In God We Trust" removed from money because it links the gov't with religion.

I think I've mentioned this before, but the separation of church and state was set up so that the government wouldn't pass a law saying we had to belong to a certain religion or else.

Like the church of George W. Bush.

Instead, the founding fathers wanted to ensure that they would have the freedom to worship how they wanted to so that they didn't risk sailing off of a flat Earth for nothing. I guarantee that several prayers were uttered on that trip.

I'm kind of wondering how this little trial will go down. He basically was asked to go away over a mild technicality last time. He was told that he couldn't proceed with the case against the Pledge because he didn't have custody of the daughter for which he was filing the case about to begin with. His argument was that his daughter was being force fed religion in the half second it took to say "under God".

I would think that he should see the big picture after that. They blew him off big time. They basically challenged him to get custody of his daughter and then go through the process all over again as if being a much publicized God-less heathen was going to score points toward getting custody.

However, lacking custody of his daughter doesn't change anything. Everything he was against is still going on. He has pointed out something that despite having gone on for over 50 years, it still is most likely wrong if the 229 year-old law is followed to the letter. But the courts didn't care.

So I'm wondering if the courts are going to find a loop-hole and toss him out on his ear like last time or if they are going to just have a judge say, "What if we don't want to remove 'In God We Trust,' what are you going to do about it? Boycott using money?"

Apparently, this moron has too much money if he can take the time to fight these frivolous cases.

Personally, I believe that if he really wants to get those words removed from money, he'll need the Christians backing him. After all, money is the root of all evil.

If he really wants to get it done, he'll need to mobilize a Christian movement to remove God's name from the evil dollar. That could get it done, but then he would have to associate himself with a religion.

That's heckuva catch-22 for an Athiest.

But then again, some Christians would say that at least there is a little good on money with God's name there.

However, there is nothing I hate worse then when a twenty dollar bill starts pushing that religion on you. They just on and on endlessly like you don't have anything else better to do.

In fact, just the other day I cashed a paycheck and a hundred dollar bill held a two day revival.

My driver's license and a stack of business cards got saved.

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