Government doesn't acknowledge that it steps on many people's first amendment rights.

Below are some examples of money, or a pledge that illustrate how explicitly unconstitutional the current state of each is. Imagine the outrage if the pledge or money were adorned suddenly with new wording.

On Money:

In Allah we trust.
In Buddha we trust.
We trust that gods don't exist.


The pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the flag... one nation, without gods, indivisible...
... one nation, bless'ed be, indivisible...
... one nation, transcending perception into true reality, indivisible...

If money suddenly read "In Allah we trust." the Supreme Court would certainly not have ruled that it has lost religious meaning through wrote repetition. (As they did when the constitutionality of currency was challenged) I wonder how many copies of the Bible need to be sold before it's considered to have lost religious meaning through wrote repetition?

It's a short rant, but a pet peeve of mine. As long as i can, I will not use physical currency in protest.

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Comment by Mario Rodgers on March 5, 2010 at 11:23pm
Can I have your money then? XD
Comment by Shine on March 6, 2010 at 12:50am
What irritates me most about the God reference on money is that most people do not even realize that it was not implemented on paper currency until the 1950s (late 1800s for various obsolete coins, and early 1900s for most coins that we use today). Too many people use it as some sort of proof for the Christian origins of the United States.

Great comparison in the replacement of "God" with "Allah." The fallout on FoxNews would be hysterical if that were ever seriously proposed.
Comment by Eoganacht on March 6, 2010 at 5:01am
I saw a bilboard today. It read 'In Denim we trust' with some peope wearing jeans on it. How weak is that?
Comment by Eoganacht on March 6, 2010 at 5:02am
I'm wearing jeans and you're not! Kill the infidel!
Comment by Velogiraptor on March 6, 2010 at 1:16pm
An excellent point Shine! I've been handed the same line (that the founding fathers put it on our currency) and had to refute it myself. I've had to pull up various web sites about the history of the phrase to prove my point.

I used to get in trouble in school for refusing to recite the pledge because I objected to the 'Under God' part. The school realized the shaky ground they were on each time and refused to pursue it further. It always bothered me that I had to point out that forcing me to make a pledge that states that God exists violates my right to not believe in any god.

The podcast has mentioned it several times now that people are trained in religion as a First Truth when they're very young. They don't question it any more than they do basic math and abstract concepts are lost on them. Below is some exclusive video from such a class where people are exposed to abstract math. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iDbYMnCCCk
Comment by Eoganacht on March 6, 2010 at 3:53pm
I used to get in trouble in school for refusing to recite the pledge because I objected to the 'Under God' part. The school realized the shaky ground they were on each time and refused to pursue it further
Good on you! Nothing will change if we don't start objecting.

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