- Jan 28, 2006
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- United States
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Congress mandating that 'In God We Trust' be printed on American currency is illegal, because Congress has made a law respecting an establishment of religion. That's my point, and I'm sticking to it.
The majority of Americans can state they believe in God all they want. But our government can't.
There are Greek and Roman Gods, and pagan symbols, on a lot of the currency printed before last century.
No misnomer. Any religion intermixed in our government intermixes our government with religion to the same degree. For instance, the 501(c) status we're talking about is available to churches that are charitable if those churches agree their leader cannot stump for a political candidate while in the pulpit. The church gets a very desirable break, but only while it cooperates with the government, which gives the government some control over the church itself.
We'll just have to agree to disagree then.
We've each heard the other's argument and simply disagree on the interpretation of the facts at hand.
You’re trying to argue this to an absolute degree when not even the right to life can not be argued to an absolute degree.
The final stroke of the extreme you seek is to tear down the entire capitol city itself. The fact that that will never happen, alone, shows that your conclusion is not an attainable goal.