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21-03-2012, 01:22 PM
RE: wtf, Tennessee?
Let the U.S be an example to the rest of the Westernized countries out there. Do NOT let reason escape from your minds, or else your past will become forgotten and you will be a laughingstock.

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21-03-2012, 01:23 PM
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On a related topic.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/21/con...s/#content

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21-03-2012, 01:36 PM
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(21-03-2012 01:23 PM)germanyt Wrote:  On a related topic.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/21/con...s/#content

We really need a way to change the motto and pledge back to the originals or something else.

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21-03-2012, 01:42 PM
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(21-03-2012 01:36 PM)craniumonempty Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 01:23 PM)germanyt Wrote:  On a related topic.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/21/con...s/#content

We really need a way to change the motto and pledge back to the originals or something else.

It wont happen until a lot of people in charge especially in the supreme court change. It was back quite a long time ago but the top reasoning to allow the "In God We Trust" motto was that it doesn't really mean anything to anybody since it's so commonly used.. anybody meaning Christians! therefore it isn't endorsing a religion.
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21-03-2012, 01:51 PM
RE: wtf, Tennessee?
(21-03-2012 01:42 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 01:36 PM)craniumonempty Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 01:23 PM)germanyt Wrote:  On a related topic.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/21/con...s/#content

We really need a way to change the motto and pledge back to the originals or something else.

It wont happen until a lot of people in charge especially in the supreme court change. It was back quite a long time ago but the top reasoning to allow the "In God We Trust" motto was that it doesn't really mean anything to anybody since it's so commonly used.. anybody meaning Christians! therefore it isn't endorsing a religion.

The lisense plate has crosses on it though.

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21-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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(21-03-2012 01:42 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  It wont happen until a lot of people in charge especially in the supreme court change. It was back quite a long time ago but the top reasoning to allow the "In God We Trust" motto was that it doesn't really mean anything to anybody since it's so commonly used.. anybody meaning Christians! therefore it isn't endorsing a religion.

That's the top reason to keep it. I think it's antiquated:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_We_Trust
Quote:Aspirations for the motto arose surrounding the turmoil and heightened religious sentiment that existed during the Civil War. The Reverend M. R. Watkinson, as part of a campaign initiated by eleven northern Protestant Christian denominations in a letter dated 13 November 1861, petitioned the Treasury Department to add a statement recognising "Almighty God in some form in our coins." At least part of the motivation was to declare that God was on the Union side of the Civil War.

Sounds like it was originally a Christian sentiment to me... plus, the civil war was over a long time ago. I agree it probably won't change for a long time though.

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21-03-2012, 06:01 PM
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(21-03-2012 11:38 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 11:34 AM)craniumonempty Wrote:  I lived in Tennessee. Probably lived in that state more than any other. I knew there were a lot of uber-religious people there... hell, my sisters live there. Either way:

http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Te...fg0gw.cspx

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archi...ments-bill

http://www.wmctv.com/story/17198217/ten-...tenn-house

Tennessee is at the forefront of the chaos apparently.


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21-03-2012, 07:31 PM
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New Hampshire has some people pushing creationism for their schools too! Their like roaches in and NYC flop house...they are everywhere.

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22-03-2012, 08:06 AM
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The list of example topics is particularly telling:

The teaching of some scientific subjects, including, but not limited to,
biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human
cloning, can cause controversy

So, do Tn schools really teach human cloning? Where is stem cell research on this list. Perhaps we should be teaching students in Tn abou tall the benefits of stem cell research. Since the only weak objections to it are religious based which is not allowed by the bill, then we should have no issue there. Where are these teachers going to get credible evidence that evolution may not be true? AiG? The Discovery Institute? We can be sure that this will set TN back a few decades.
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22-03-2012, 08:16 AM
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(21-03-2012 06:01 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 11:38 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(21-03-2012 11:34 AM)craniumonempty Wrote:  I lived in Tennessee. Probably lived in that state more than any other. I knew there were a lot of uber-religious people there... hell, my sisters live there. Either way:

http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Te...fg0gw.cspx

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archi...ments-bill

http://www.wmctv.com/story/17198217/ten-...tenn-house

Tennessee is at the forefront of the chaos apparently.


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