Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thought of the Day

Some people defend mentioning God on our currency and in the pledge of allegiance because they are merely historical references to our country's Christian foundation, and not an endorsement of a religious position. I'm not so sure. I would rather have such things banned because they mean something than allowed because they don't.

2 comments:

Matko said...

SCOTUS justifies their retention by arguing the religious meaning in those phrases is lost through rote repetition.

Ignorance said...

There was also a controversy about it in the early twentieth century, with arguments that it would be used irreverently. This was seen as dangerously close to sacrilege.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9406E2D8103EE033A25757C1A9679D946697D6CF