Comment by Morgan Matthew on October 22, 2011 at 10:18pm

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Comment by Gary Bergeron on October 24, 2011 at 11:11pm

So true! The most terrible weapon unleashed on man was not the thermonuclear bomb...it was fear.

Remember the "weapons of mass destruction"? The " do we want the smoking gun to turn into a mushroom cloud"? Feed the people fear and lies and convince them that the only solution is to turn your rights over to a select powerful few.

A new direction is desperately needed. I love this banner! :)

 

Comment by anti_supernaturalist on October 26, 2011 at 6:00pm

Medium obliterates message.

Ourch! That text verges on the unreadable. It is almost a parody of poor design. Different fonts, different sizes of font, different styles of font: bold face, italics, upper case, and screaming red misplaced emphasis, on parchment background! There is a lot of good advice on the display of text on the net.

The text itself contains errors:

1. The infamous motto "In God we trust" appeared for the first time on coinage during the US Civil War (1861-1865). God, of course, was on the northern side.

2. The word 'religion' does occur only once in the US Constitution, but not in Article 6 -- the word there is the one quoted, 'religious'. For the unique appearance of 'religion' one must look at Amendment 1 which forbids Congress establishing a state church.

And one brief comment -- the words 'God', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'Christian' do not occur in the Constitution. Not even the CYA god of deism or pantheism appears as "he" does in the Declaration of Independence. No 'Nature', 'Nature's God', 'Providence'. This is no accident. All of us have James Madison to thank for having created the first secular state.

the anti_supernaturalist

Comment by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on October 29, 2011 at 6:24pm

Great minds think alike - I posted this on my FB wall on 20 OCT...  And it is a FANTASIC message. According to the lady who originally posted it (Barbara Williams)...

So I took this off a wall because I think more people should see it. Very uncomplicated and very much what our country was based on. What happened?

 

This may explain why the image looks so weird, and also why the print is almost painful (as mentioned by others).

Comment by Yet Another Atheist on November 3, 2011 at 2:04am

anti_supernaturalist:

Re: your #1. The image is referring to paper currency, not all currency.

Re: your #2. The image is referencing the original Constitution, without any of the amendments. And it doesn't mean the word "religion", but religion in itself.

But you're right about no mention of any deities being in the Constitution. And since the Declaration of Independence has no legal standing whatsoever (it's basically a letter telling the king to f*** off), its mentions of a deity (on two occasions, "Nature's God" and "Creator") mean nothing.

Comment by Bram Meuris on March 22, 2013 at 10:55am

Perhaps I'm joining this discussion a tad late (well, not perhaps but actually :p) but then to me it seems that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the mother of all religion fuckups in the USA?

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