"The U.S. House of Representatives, on November 1st, passed…a concurrent resolution reaffirming 'In God We Trust' as the national motto.  Resolutions do not carry the force of law and do not require the President's signature.”

But…”important definitional problems concern ‘God’ and ‘We.’ When it comes to religions, the United States is a polyglot (mixed and confusing) nation.  Just whose ‘God’ are we talking about?  Within Christianity alone there are many different concepts of God.”

Then, “there is the ‘we’ problem.  To just which ‘we’ does the phrase refer?  There are an estimated 30,000,000 people in the United States who do not believe in any form of…divinity”. 

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the establishment of religion by Congress.  A troublesome detail to some, but apparently not to J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and the 368 other US Representatives who voted for the resolution.

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13175

 

Views: 28

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service