Following in the footsteps of Florida Lawmakers, who are working on a similar bill, State Senator Dan Hall of Burnsville is the chief sponsor of a bill to ensure the phrase “In God We Trust” is posted in every Minnesota school. He argues that it is really about American History which explains why his bill also requires a poster with the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” posted Minnesota schools as well.
Ha ha! No it doesn’t.
Now the odds are this bill doesn’t go very far. At least we can all hope it doesn’t.
What seems so puzzling to me is that lawmakers like Hall think kids are incapable of thinking about god on their own. And even though he insists that the phrase “In God We Trust” is completely neutral since it isn’t “In Jesus We Trust” or “In Mohammed We Trust,” the fact that he’s a Chaplain and former Principal of a Christian school would suggest otherwise.
Christian kids (and sure – any other non Christian kids who believe in a non-Christian god that is totally being represented by the sign) are 100% capable of thinking about god without a great big sign on their school wall. Such a sign represents a big old middle finger to any kids who don’t believe in god.
But seriously – who cares about them? They’re wrong anyway.
This is pretty old and I just happened to click-through because I wanted to know if the question really proved I’m crazy.
Basically, his hilarious question is “why are atheists offended by ‘under god’ in the pledge of allegiance if they don’t believe in god?”
HA! You got me there, buddy! Forcing my kids to acknowledge a god they don’t believe in is totally OK. Having a problem with that is completely insane!!!
Let me ask you, though, how you would feel if we changed the word “God” to “Allah?” Or Shiva? Would that be OK with you? Or would you be upset because you were expected to say that our country was under a god you didn’t believe in?
The issue has nothing to do with the existence of god and everything to do with the idea that nobody’s god should be held higher than any other god in the eyes of the state.
So anyway, I don’t think the question proved I’m crazy. You can’t prove a negative, however, so it’s impossible to prove that I’m not crazy.
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