I’m sorry, but I just had to post this. One of my friends on Facebook (who believes in god and I suppose considers herself a christian) posted this sign, which she apparently found inspiring. As this sort of thing continues to piss me off, I had to comment on it:
Jae Baeli What FAILED was religion insinuating and then forcing itself into our government. The sign above just represents ANOTHER ABSOLUTELY FALSE belief. The country was NOT founded on In God We Trust or God or religion or CHristian principles… This was adopted as the motto of the US in 1956 (nowhere NEAR the founding of this country). It replaced the original motto, on which we WERE FOUNDED: E pluribus unum, which means “out of many, one”–it was founded on SECULAR principles. The Constitution begins: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…” PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the original documents and brush up on true history. This is the lie that religious zealots continue to spread.