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

    I find it curious that people are for establishing a mix of religion and state as long as the religious mix is juuuuuust vague enough that it can't pinned to one faith. As if everyone is religious.
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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
    No, but if this bill passes, it would require public schools to post some form of the national motto "In God We Trust" somewhere.

    That seems to be supporting one religion (you can get into semantics about "it's the national motto" if you want, I suppose) over another.

    Not all religions believe in the same God (or whatever they call it in whatever religion).
    All religions believe in god(s).
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Emphasis mine.
    What part of that requires American citizens to assign to one religion, or any religion?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Good point, because every religion refers to their diety as "God".
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    All religions believe in god(s).


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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I find it curious that people are for establishing a mix of religion and state as long as the religious mix is juuuuuust vague enough that it can't pinned to one faith. As if everyone is religious.
    As much as you don't like it, and I don't like it, MANY laws are based on vagueness. How do you think Obamacare passed through SCOTUS? First it was a penalty, then it was a tax.

    Happens every day. I wish it didn't, but that is the world we live in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All religions believe in god(s).
    No. You are incorrect.
    Education.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Surely requiring it violates the free exercise of irreligion.

    Personally, I'd like to see the phrase written in all the schools in Arabic, and see how the people who supported it react.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's not, and it's also on our money which is legal.
    First put on coins in 1861 The motto was designed to make soldiers believe that God was on the side of the Union Army during the Civil war.
    First put on paper currency in 1957. Big mistake.
    Both are absolutely violations of the constitution ... promotion of religion by government.
    Should have stuck with E Pluribus Unum. ( From the many One)
    There is no place that the government should promote religion ...especially the public schools.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All religions believe in god(s).
    No. They don't all.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    First put on paper currency in 1957. Big mistake.
    Should have stuck with E Pluribus Unum. ( From the many One)
    True, but there is now precedence to support it.

    Much like Obamacare was originally a penalty, but then changed to a tax, this is the same way. BOTH were mistakes IMO, but there is now precedence to support them.

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