Curious question

United States
April 14, 2008 12:21pm CST
We who live in the USA have 'In God we Trust' on all our money. But...we take God out of the schools due to so many other beliefs. We remove the 10 commandments from the court houses. At what point will God decide that the USA doesn't deserve to be blessed? Has it already started?
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• United States
14 Apr 08
I don't believe in god and don't believe religion/god belongs on our money, in our pledge or in our government. The only thing wrong with this country is all the hate, misunderstanding, ignorance and distrust of other human beings. Obviously whatever religions are teaching it isn't working because religious people commit just as many (dare I say more) crimes then non-religious people. We don't need to put god back in our government, we need to put common sense, compassion and humanity back in it. All I see is a bunch of self righteous, selfish people that want their beliefs to be above all overs because they think their beliefs are better. Get over yourselves.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
Interesting response. People need to become better people and improve the world around us. It's true that you point out that religious people have committed perhaps even worse crimes than non-religious people. I find that disgusting. There's not much I can do about that, but I certainly can encourage people to try and help fellow man. Offer charity when it's needed and work at bringing out the positive in people and not the negative.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
14 Apr 08
We don't need to put god back in our government, we need to put common sense, compassion and humanity back in it. All I see is a bunch of self righteous, selfish people that want their beliefs to be above all overs because they think their beliefs are better. Get over yourselves. BRAVO!!! very well said (the whole post not just the quoted part btw)...I agree with you fully! Excellent post!
• United States
14 Apr 08
I do not think God will ever decide that the USA shouldnt be blessed. It's just sad that there are so many EVIL and NON-believing ppl that dont get to benefit from His riches... :)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Hmmm, those that do believe in Him are blessed. I've been blessed my whole life. Evil needs to be eradicated. Anytime I can do something good, I do.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
14 Apr 08
It's just sad that there are so many EVIL and NON-believing ppl that dont get to benefit from His riches Sorry but you are WAY wrong on that one..I'm a NON-Believer...havent been a christian in many many yrs BUT I dont need to believe in ANY religion, god or higher power to be blessed in life....My life is actually much better WITHOUT the nonsense of dogma, organized religion, etc etc
• United States
14 Apr 08
I respect your belief and will not agrue about God. I just pray that one day every one will see that God does exsit....before its too late.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Well with the statement "In God We Trust" does not imply any one religion. It does not say "In God the Father" or "In Jesus" which would specify the Christian nor does it state "In Jehovah" which would indicate the Jewish. So the argument that because we have that we should have the ten commandments in places is really not a valid one. God implies a higher being not a specific one. It was long held that the government should not and would not endorse any one religion. That one belief system would not be promoted above another. That to do so would set up problems that had occurred in other countries due to persecutions. Many who came here sought the right to follow their own believes and not have the government decide for them. They wanted to ensure that future generations would be allowed that same freedom and be able to follow whatever belief they wanted to. As to whether God thinks the country doesn't deserve blessing I suppose that depends on your set of beliefs. As far as some are concerned we are blessed every day, others think we are damned for all time, and others don't believe either will happen.
• United States
14 Apr 08
That's a pretty good breakdown with the statement. My great-grandparents on both sides of my family came here to pursue a better life and a religion that wasn't dictated to them. It was a much simpler life back then. They were able to break free from their country, improve their life and raise their children. Living in the USA at this point is a blessing. Other countries involved with war and famine are holding their hands out to the US for aid. I don't think other countries have been established this way. We are, indeed, a fortunate people.
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I agree we are fortunate in this country. We have many freedoms afforded to us that others have no clue on. Some times we take those freedoms for granted not realizing how blessed we are to be able to have them.
• India
14 Apr 08
U trust in Him u will be blessed!!!!its not that USA doesnt deserve to be blessed....y should every1 suffer for the fault of others!!!!
• United States
14 Apr 08
Ah, but don't you think perhaps judgement has begun? I refer to all the hurricanes, especially Katrina. Plus all the flooding that has taken place in various states. Our economy is on the down slide. I know God will take care of me, but I'm thinking the USA might be under judgement at this point. We certainly should not remove Him from everything. Israel was blessed when they had a holy government during King David's time. They flourished. It was when they started to turn their back on God that judgement happened.