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  • "In God We Trust" on our currency

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  • "One Nation Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance

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    Default "In God We Trust" and "One Nation Under God"

    Are these phrases on our currency and in our Pledge of Allegiance defensible?

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    I don't see why this is an issue. Do these phrases hurt you somehow? Are these phrases going to cause Christians to rise up and create a theocracy? I doubt it.

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    They were products of the times. I feel patriotic when I say Under God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of York View Post
    Are these phrases on our currency and in our Pledge of Allegiance defensible?
    Our currency?

    Mine says "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR" or if your latin is rusty, "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith"

    Now, it doesn't much bother me much as I dont have a great deal of faith to defend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    They were products of the times. I feel patriotic when I say Under God.
    That's about my take on it as well, otherwise, I'm indifferent.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Neither. If you want God in your government go to Iran or Saudi Arabia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't see why this is an issue. Do these phrases hurt you somehow? Are these phrases going to cause Christians to rise up and create a theocracy? I doubt it.
    If they're not a problem then we can take them off. Why not put "We love tacos" on the money and in the pledge? Not everyone loves tacos but it's not like pizza and hamburgers are going to be taken off the menu.

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    "One nation under God" was added to the Pledge after the fact; I find it unnecessary and kind of silly. "In God We Trust" for the money is fine by me. You shouldn't trust the government when it comes to fiat money.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    If they're not a problem then we can take them off. Why not put "We love tacos" on the money and in the pledge? Not everyone loves tacos but it's not like pizza and hamburgers are going to be taken off the menu.
    If "We love tacos" was currently on the currency, I wouldn't have a problem with leaving it on, either. That phrase doesn't hurt me. Though, I suppose it might hurt the taco haters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Why not put "We love tacos" on the money and in the pledge? Not everyone loves tacos but it's not like pizza and hamburgers are going to be taken off the menu.
    But if everyone loved tacos when the nation was founded, wouldn't it make you feel good to reminisce? "Those were the days!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Our currency?
    Okay, U.S. currency to be precise. It sounds like yours has a similar problem, though.

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