The Freedom from Religion Foundation is once again suing to remove the words “In God We Trust” from our money because it is “offensive.” Bet it is not so offensive that they refuse to use it!
According to the Freedom from Religion Foundation, religion invariably has been a negative force in human societies. “The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion. In modern times, the first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women’s right to vote, for death with dignity and for the right to choose sterilization and abortion, have been freethinkers, just as they were the first to call for an end to slavery. Freethinkers accept the natural world and reject the unproved and primitive supernatural myths about gods, devils, angels, magic, life-after-death and the suspension of natural laws through wishful thinking.”
If they really believe all that crap they espouse, why do they spend so much of their time and that “offensive” money trying to remove God from the public sphere if God does not exist? Maybe it makes their lives less miserable to believe that all Christians are brainwashed, wall-eyed literalists driven by the need to force our belief on everyone. Their world view – that one of us must go – that all forms of this evil religion must be swept from the public sphere – to be replaced with a new order of secularism and atheism, could only be embraced by those with no hope.
To ensure that atheists in America never again experience symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety and mental pain and anguish over the influence of God on America, there are a few more things they must remove or alter to rectify the government’s continued disregard for the hurt feelings of Godless Americans. The list is not all-inclusive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial which has permanently inscribed portions of his sermons on the memorial inscription wall.
- The Ground Zero Cross at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
- The “Seven in Heaven Way” street sign honoring firefighters who sacrificed their lives on 9/11.
- The original copy of the Declaration of Independence.
- All religious artwork in the National Gallery of Art.
- “Laus Deo” [Praise be to God] on the cap of the Washington Monument.
- The Lincoln Memorial on which is etched “this nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” and Lincoln’s second inaugural address, “with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.”
- The Jefferson Memorial’s dome which is inscribed “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
- The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington – “Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.”
- The south frieze of the U.S. Supreme Court courtroom that depicts Moses holding the 10 Commandments.
- The metal gates on the north and south side of the U.S. Supreme Court showing the Ten Commandments.
- The statue of Moses holding the Ten Commandments from the Library of Congress.
- The statute of Paul overlooking the rotunda at the Library of Congress.
- The inscription on the wall of the Cox Corridors of the U.S. Capital – “American! God shed his grace on Thee.”
- The Prayer Room of the U.S. Capital on which is inscribed “Annuit coeptis” [God has favored our undertakings.]
- The Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives because it invokes the “gracious favor of Almighty God.”
- The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, God Bless America and official songs for each branch of the Armed Forces.
- Any public references to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech that includes “Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”
- The Mayflower Compact which mentions God numerous times.
- Any official document containing “A.D.” dates [Anno Domini – In the Year of our Lord]
- Thomas Jefferson’s Bible on display at the Smithsonian.
- The Library of Congress Bible Collection with 1,500 editions of the Bible in more than 150 languages.
- The National Cathedral.
- St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, where Patrick Henry delivered his “Give me liberty, or Give me Death Speech.”
- The Evergreen Chapel at Camp David.
- The floor of the National Archives that contains a medallion featuring the Ten Commandments.
- Arlington National Cemetery that is replete with religious symbolism.
- All state constitutions that reference God.
- Cities honoring Christian individuals or names with Biblical or Christian significance, like San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, St. Augustine, St. Louis, St. Paul, St. Petersburg, Bethlehem, Corpus Christi (“the body of Christ”), Los Angeles (“the angels”), Santa Fe (“Holy faith”) , Sacramento (the holy sacrament), Salem (from the Hebrew “peace with God”), and Bethesda (from the Hebrew “home of grace).
- All judicial oaths sworn by court witnesses invoking God or the Bible.
- George Washington’s Inaugural Prayer referencing God as the “Divine Author of our faith.”
- All memorial crosses from official Veterans Cemeteries.
- All personal letters and documents from our Founding Fathers that invoked the name of God, the Almighty.
Ordinary people live and learn – Atheists just live.