One gas station owner here in South Carolina has a digital readout on all of his pumps that says "One nation under god. If you don't like it, LEAVE!" Sadly, it isn't the first time we've heard this. Many Americans also want immigrants and gays to leave as well.
What is with my state? Just last month, we had a woman hang and burn a dog because it chewed her bible. It really pissed me off and I started a petition because I fear that she is going to receive undeserved lenience. I've heard people around here say things like "what if god really did tell her to do it?". I can't help but think she will be sentenced with the same delusion in mind. The ignorance here amazes me. Btw, if you haven't signed my petition, here is the link http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/woman-hangs-and-burns-dog/
Back to the subject. Christians really believe that they run this country. It is aparent that they want atheists out of it. How can we show them that this is not a Christian nation? We have quoted statements from our founding fathers, we have argued about separation of church and state, we have rejected creationism in our classrooms, and Obama has even stated on several occasions that this is not a Christian Nation. What else can we do to convince Christians that this is a country for everyone?
I think it appears after you've swiped the card but before you pump the gas. You can always hit "cancel" at that point.
The fact that a country was created is an interdependence between it's citizens. There is complexity but "God is on our side" is not needed to make it work.
Theocracies don't seem to work the best based on the current or historical facts.
The fact that the US is the wants to use it's military power on the rest of the world, it is easier if you can use Xian against Islam at this time. This gives the popular view the perceived power to ask anyone who disagrees to leave. A very old tactic, fear at it's best. Bush after 9/11 "If your not with us you are against us".
McCarthy with the Cold War. Same thing. Rallying the "good xian citizens" against the "evil heathen godless Ruskies."
The same old song just keeps playing over and over and over.
Essentially, what they are saying is that if you don't believe in their imaginary friend then you should go stand on the other side of a collectively agreed upon imaginary line. Not exactly the most empirical of folks are they?
I have faith the religious will one day pull their heads out of their asses while successfully licking their elbows. Unfortunately, there is no real evidence for this unquestionable faith of mine..
When every schoolchild's Pledge of Allegiance goes something like: "One Humanity, under temporary supervision of Arcus the Peaceful, bound for the stars."
At least I have the common decency of admitting my dream is just that. :)
My first act as supreme ruler is to ban religion.
Second act is to withdraw from the position and appoint somone who might actually be competent. ;)