Originally Posted by ducatirider944
"In God We Trust" yeah, just throw away everything that America stands for. I believe if you actually look into the history of the United States we are all from different religins. I believe that is why the word" God "was used by our four fathers, because they all had different religins. It isn't "In Jesus we Trust" or "In Allah We Trust". We are English speaking (for now) and " God " in the english language is just the creator for what ever religin you follow. The Majority of the USA is Christian, and I don't consider that a bad thing. When was the last time you heard of some crazy dumb*ss strap C4 to his body walk into somewhere of a large group of people from a different religin and scream "Jesus Christ" then blow everyone up?
Maybe you should do a little checking with history.
"In God We Trust" was not added officially by congress until 1956.
"Under God" was not added to the pledge of allegiance until 1954.
Why the 50's??? Cold war was the reason. There was a surge of religion during the 50's as an effort to fight the cold war. Russia was trying to quell religion in their country, so as a response out of fear by our country, we tried to incorporate it more and more into our government.
No where in the Constitution is the word God ever used. Not once. In fact, the Constitutions prohibits the establishment of any national religion, and at the same time preserves the freedom of people to practice their religion in private, without interference by our government.
Yes our forefathers came from various religious backgrounds (some weren't even practicing Christians). However, our forefathers had enough insight to not establish this country as a Christian only country, but rather a country free to practice any religion. Yes our forefathers were influenced by religion, but influence of religion and establishment of a national religion are two completely different things.
Now, as for your last statement: "When was the last time you heard of some crazy dumb*ss strap C4 to his body walk into somewhere of a large group of people from a different religin and scream "Jesus Christ" then blow everyone up?
". That's easy, as there are TONS of them. The most famous one was the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Eric Rudolph was a Christian terrorist, associated with Christian terror groups such as Christian Identity and Army of God. Both groups sanction violence and condone the use of terrorism. Rudolph has admitted to bombings on behalf of these groups. He didn't stop with the Olympic Park bombing either, but rather is also guilty of blowing up abortion clinics and a lesbian night club.
In addition, bombings of abortion clinics and gay groups continue even today by radical Christian terrorists groups. We have had more attacks in this country by Christian terrorists than we have by Muslim terrorists. The only difference? The coverage on the news and the reaction by our government.
By the way... this article brings up a good point. An attempted terrorist attack went wrong and failed, and this attack was done by a Christian terrorist group. Now, think about the attempted Christmas day attack. Here we have two different terrorist attacks - one by a Christian extremist, and one by a Muslim extremist. Both failed, yet will the punishment be the same? At the end of the article is this statement: "Schadenfreude aside, this is a terrorist act. He should be tried as a terrorist. (Perhaps we should torture him in a secret prison in case he has friends who are also planning other actions. That is our policy now, right?) Second-degree arson is ridiculous. We lock foreigners (and sometimes Americans) up indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay for the slightest possible connections to Islamic terrorism. Yet, this Christian terrorist is charged with a minor felony? Absurd!
" Link to the article - Christian terrorist attempts car-bombing in Iowa | The Allen Almanac
It just shows the double standard we have in America. Any connection to Islamic terrorism, and we go all out. Any connection to Christian terrorism, and it's a slap on the wrist and barely news-worthy. IMO
, terrorism is terrorism, and a terrorist shouldn't have any preferential treatment simply because of his religion. Yet that's the double standard we have in place.