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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why would "In God we Trust" be required to be placed on public school buildings? What possible purpose could such an edict serve?

    Sounds to me like the Christian Right trying to pick a fight.
    Apparently it's part of some bill entitled "The National Motto Display Act", which I think is obviously an attempt to side-step the whole religion issue.


    Really though, the door for this kind of thing was opened quite awhile ago, when "In God We Trust" became the national motto. The second article I linked mentions this as well:
    "In God We Trust" became the national motto under a 1956 law signed by President Dwight Eisenhower.

    But IMO, what this is REALLY about is time-wasting bull**** so they don't have to address REAL issues, yet can be seen to be "working".
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Apparently it's part of some bill entitled "The National Motto Display Act", which I think is obviously an attempt to side-step the whole religion issue.


    Really though, the door for this kind of thing was opened quite awhile ago, when "In God We Trust" became the national motto. The second article I linked mentions this as well:



    But IMO, what this is REALLY about is time-wasting bull**** so they don't have to address REAL issues, yet can be seen to be "working".
    so they've taken a page out of Congress' playbook.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    so they've taken a page out of Congress' playbook.
    I think that particular playbook had copies sent to every state decades ago, and they pull it out on a slow day.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

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    Which religion?

    Reading the context of why the want to do it, it doesn't endorse a religion since it is a motto. However, what I do have a problem with is the "required" part. In addition to that, I would like to ask them "Why in this economy is it necessary to prioritize THIS over anything else?". They say they are doing it for "patriotism", but wouldn't patriotism be best served on some other endeavor to actually help the people?
    Well let's see... they didn't say "In Allah we trust". They didn't say "In Yahweh we trust." What could they possibly be talking about? lol
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

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    Personally, I kinda agree with some commentary I heard on this, from a local talk radio host.

    To paraphrase him: "I have a problem with the "required" part. If it said "allowed" instead, I'd be fine with it."
    And is this what passes for politics in Pennsylvania?
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools - abc27 WHTM


    Personally, I kinda agree with some commentary I heard on this, from a local talk radio host.

    To paraphrase him: "I have a problem with the "required" part. If it said "allowed" instead, I'd be fine with it."
    Yeah these folks in Harrisburg aren't that bright. They seem to think prayer is a substitute for doing the work they were hired to do. Back in 2011:

    Harrisburg Hoping God Can Help Balance the Books

    If all the brightest minds in Harrisburg’s government can’t solve the city’s financial problems, maybe God can.

    That seems to be the thinking in Pennsylvania’s capital city, where Mayor Linda Thompson and a host of other religious leaders are about to embark on a three-day fast and prayer campaign to cure the city’s daunting money woes.

    According to a recent analysis from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg is likely to end the year with a nearly $3.5 million deficit in its $58 million budget, and things are only expected to get worse.

    By 2015, the deficit is likely to be $10.4 million, which will eat up about 16 percent of the city’s general fund budget.

    And guess what happened?


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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

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    And is this what passes for politics in Pennsylvania?
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Well let's see... they didn't say "In Allah we trust". They didn't say "In Yahweh we trust." What could they possibly be talking about? lol
    God could still mean multiple religions. God is not strictly Christian alone. I know many that use God as in to mean something greater. Regardless, I think their time would be better spent on other endeavors than this one if they "truly" want to help people.

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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    And is this what passes for politics in Pennsylvania?
    From these guys, apparently.

    I would say they aren't indicative of ALL Pennsylvania politicians.

    But, then, I'm afraid they might be....
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