As an atheist, I find it offensive to have statements like "In God We Trust" as a government statement. I will match my patriotic credentials with anyone on the board - but I don't trust in any gods, nor do I want my government espousing faith in god. Let me ask you, would it be O.K. if we replaced "In God We Trust" with "In Allah We Trust"? To me, both are the same - repugnant.
Then again, I also find it offensive to be catagorized as a crybaby because I don't want to believe in, or have rammed down my throat, the same gods as some other people.
R.I.P. Cyrano and Roxanne.
I did not realize it was being rammed down your throat. I am not categorizing you as a cry baby, unless you feel the need to fight every little thing that has God attached to it. In that case yes I would consider that being a cry baby. If the Government fully endorsed a religion then I see the need to be upset or if they mandated you become a religion fine. I think the founders had it right when they said the state would not endorse not suppress religion. I dont think they had it in mind that their would be battles over the littlest items. All I am saying is pick your battles, if you fight everyone of them it doesn't have the same affect. What does having something on money or on a building bother atheist's? Does it make you question your beliefs? Do you really feel like you are being discriminated against as the man in the article suggests? If so then I really question the strength of your conviction.
Last edited by UGLY; 07-20-2009 at 11:50 AM.
Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.
Spider we agree, I just see the need or good in making a fuss oer every little thing. I dont think you are a cry baby.
Scott I agree with you spending that much money on this is a waste.
Personally, I may be against the gov't supporting religion-but I really could care less. I agree with ugly that it's not a good battle but what else do atheists have to do?