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NiteStryker

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#1 10 years ago
http://news.aol.com/article/atheists-file-lawsuit-over-inauguration/291040WASHINGTON (Dec. 31) - A number of atheists and non-religious organizations want Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony to leave out all references to God and religion. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, the plaintiffs demand that the words "so help me God" not be added to the end of the president's oath of office.

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I am an athiest. Santa and God are the same idea for me.

But seriously. These stupid fools have nothing better to do than get so ghastly offended that they want to change a traditional part of the ceremony? It really does not bother me at all to say "under God" in the Pledge of Alligence or hear someone say "God" in a swearing in ceremony, or hear an invocation.




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#2 10 years ago

They are not stupid, they are just looking for easy money.




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#3 10 years ago

Seems like atheists are unsure in their own beliefs so they have to make sure the word "God" never flows through their ears again.




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#4 10 years ago

What other than money are they going to achieve by this? It's like if PETA told the U.S. government they couldn't ever eat meat at the White House Dinner because they believe it is wrong.




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#5 10 years ago

I'm an atheist too, and even i think this is dumb. The royal motto of Denmark mentions God, but i don't go all flaming about it, because it's a tradition. It's a culture thing. Getting rid of it, would mean getting rid of a part of culture. Same goes for Presidency and Religions.




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#6 10 years ago

US money says "E. Plbirbus Unim" on it. Translates into "In God We Trust". (If I remember correctly, but even if it doesnt our bills still say "in god we trust" on it).

They gonna seek out all bills and burn them?

God I hate people who force their beliefs onto others, both religious and non religious.

Christians, stfu and stop trying to covert me. Athiests, stfu and stop having a mental breakdown every time you see the word "God".




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#7 10 years ago

Religious intolerance - A major plague in human society.

I think it may be more dangerous than anything physical, and "Holy wars" lead by extremists may wipe us all out. We may cause Armageddon, not divine intervention.




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#8 10 years ago

Radicals, nomatter what are always troblue




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#9 10 years ago

I hate when Atheist groups get in a tizzy over trivial things (such as words) when they could be frying bigger fish. Such as arguing against the church tax exemption or our national day of prayer. How about a national day of masturbation or a national day of nosepicking?

Religious intolerance - A major plague in human society.

Religious muppetry-another thing plaguing our collective consciousness.

I think it may be more dangerous than anything physical, and "Holy wars" lead by extremists may wipe us all out. We may cause Armageddon, not divine intervention.

That's a tad paranoid, don't you think?




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#10 10 years ago

How would you like it if atheists plastered the swastika on every government building and flew the Nazi flag? The effect of symbolism matters. Governments and propagandists and advertising agents throughout history have been well aware of the social importance of this truth. You can change someone’s reaction to a speech by changing a couple of words, not changing the ideas behind them but just making it more palatable. The US had equity tax for a great number of years and no-one was particularly bothered by it, then a politician caught on to the idea of calling it a ‘death tax’ and there was outcry. When people burn a flag and it produces anger, when they have a lucky national color or when they worship to or through a certain graven image; symbolism is in use. When you associate a symbol with a thing you associate the attached concepts, endorse it with a certain portion of your power. Christians, religions in general, should not get to use the state to wage their religious war on the rest of humanity any more than atheists should get to. 'God' as a symbol should be removed from government at all stations, not because it offends but because of what it does the untold damage it does to free belief of children who see it and say and are affected by the association of that filthy symbol.