Darth Wong wrote:
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Darth Wong wrote:No, the Christian God is not mentioned once. There is "Nature's God", but that's not surprising since many of those guys were deists. Not to mention the fact that the Declaration of Independence has no legal status, which is why you can't appeal to your "right to pursuit of happiness" in court. Just try to find the word "God" in the Constitution. Go ahead, I dare you.
Is that supposed to be a rebuttal to my point?
Yes, read the bottom of it, where it mentions 52 signers being orthodox. Either way, no one seems to have solid proof of what they were, but I'm sure if they thought people were going to nitpick everything they put down in order to prove a case that they were deists, maybe they would have been more specific and said God of the Christian religion.
If you don't agree with the First Amendment, don't live in the United States. There are plenty of countries out there which gladly mix church and state. Saudi Arabia, for example.
Do you disagree with a single law in your country? Please leave if so. You do realize that's a dumb comment to make, yeah? Quite frankly all the first amendment says is that the government can't make a law saying everyone has to follow one religion.
Obviously, you completely missed the point, which was that I was making fun of your
"if you don't like it, go elsewhere" argument.
My argument was about a simple job which is quite reasonable, unlike yours.
So you'd be offended at someone writing "The Bible is for idiots" on the wall, but you don't see why a Buddhist should be offended at being "commanded" to worship the Christian God?
Are you offended when someone says you should buy their product?
If he's doing it as a representative of my government, hell yes. If my local representative was hawking deodorant or something, I would be up in arms asking why he is allowing some company to influence the way he performs his job. In fact, I would be demanding an investigation since he is probably misappropriating state resources for private gain.
Since you're not going to read yourself, let me help you. I said "are you offended when someone says you should buy their
product. This being because I believe the country was founded on christian beliefs. You can say all you want that it wasn't, but I have a feeling most of the Cmericans, when this country first gained independence, were probably some form of Christian. And I'm sure the laws and what not were based in order to appease the majority.
And why should nonbelievers be told that they're somehow violating the spirit of the nation by NOT worshipping God, which is what those Ten Commandments displays in government buildings do?
Because the pledge of allegiance says "one nation, under God".
It originally said "one nation, indivisible". It was changed to "one nation under God" in 1954 under McCarthyism. Perhaps you should have paid closer attention in history class. Besides, even if you disregard this hole in your argument, the Pledge of Allegiance hardly overrides the Constitution anyway.
The reason it was allowed to change was because the majority of the country believed in it. If not, then I'm sure something would have been done about it when it was first brought up.
If there is only one God, and he is the top of the chain of command in life, where did he come from?