The USA is a Christian country who strongly believe in Jesus and God. If other people from other countries of other religions immigrate and do not like what they see, what gives them the right to change the American way of life? If they don't like it, then they should just go home, or go to another country where they would be okay with what they see.
The argument using separation of church and state is utter nonsense. God is a concept that applies to many religions and is a central factor and problem for atheism. So stating God doesn't promote the church, it refers to a word embraced across many faiths and nations. Removing a harmless phrase is clearly an atheist propaganda: 1) remove God from the public sphere so less people talk of or believe in Him and 2) subtly or overtly promote atheism and atheist-friendly materialistic knowledge in schools. It's tragic many believers don't see this but to those who do you really got your work cut out for you and I hope you find the strength to walk tall.
Why, because the "in god we trust" thing was put on our money as part of the red scare in the 1950's, if you are an american, you believe in god, if you do not, you are a commie, well, I do see a popular belief of commie-unism in the atheist commie-unity, the point is, america is a christian country, not because of sate religion, but because of popular religion, the overwhelming majority of Americans are Christians, and if you don't like it oh well, we choose to be Christians and there is more of us than you so, hey, that is how it works in a democracy, if you don't like it you can move to china where you are either an atheist or going to the torture camps. You atheists would like it there, except, it says "in Mao- dezong we trust", so you would become "adictatorists", people who do not believe in Mao- Dezong, just about as realistic as god.
In God we trust.Our county was founded on Christianity and is must stand with God or be destroyed. We need to continue to be a Christian country in God we Shall trust forever more the Us is the country with most Christians and we should continue to have all the money say in God we trust.
Our founding fathers founded our nation under god and repetitavly says we are a nation under God. All the controversy over christians is really messed up seeing how other religions like muslims or santanic worshipers are allowed to include their lords in their everyday life to be public, yet we are not allowed to say have a blessed day or say the pledge with god in it because its offensive. Although there is a point in not involving it in our government, which i believe god should be our main priority, christianity has been an offensive religion to so many but the other religions are okay to spread and publicly speak about. Obama is trying to say we are a muslim nation now. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!
The U.S currency is a national denominator of a country whose founding father have clearly stated their trust which is embedded in the constitution. We need to trust God in that he will alleviate all of our worries and concern. The U.S currency reinstate this belief and reinforces our trust in God. The currency provides us a measure of our prosperity and reminds all the good virtues that we need to adopt in order to be successful in life and also reminds us of our contribution towards the society.
I don't think that "in God we trust" SHOULD be on the US dollar but since it is I think people should just deal with it. Is it harming you? Most people don't even notice it. I didn't until now. For all you atheists out there, this will wake you up. Just because the name God is on a piece of paper does not mean that America is a Christian nation. The color green is on the dollar too but does that mean America is a green nation? No. So just suck it up and move on with your life. It's there so just DEAL WITH IT! Geez!
It's that simple. Leave your religious beliefs out of everyone else's lives. And no, America was not founded on Christianity, considering the phrase wasn't added until 1957 on paper currency and no, the founding fathers were not all Christians. In fact, a lot of them would agree it shouldn't be on our currency.
"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson
"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion." - John Adams
"Religion and government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together." - James Madison
According to the US constitution, there should be a distinct separation of church and state. Religion cannot influence the government or national interests, even if the majority of US citizens happen to be Christian.
The US, contrary to popular belief, is not a Christian nation and was not founded upon Christian values. Many of the founding fathers of the US were atheists, deists and agnostics. It was only after the red scare of the 1950s and 60s that atheism was suddenly deemed "communist", which pushed the government to appeal to Christian values to oppose communism.
People say that removing "In God We Trust" would be promoting an atheist agenda. That's simply not true. Changing the words would not affect the religious beliefs of anyone, and would only be fulfilling the US constitution of separation of church and state.
Religion and god should have nothing to do with government and national issues. Believe what you want, but no beliefs should be, or is, constitutional. And atheism is not a belief, it's a lack of belief in a god. If we wanted to push people away from god we would be writing "God does not exist" on US currency. But that's not what we're proposing. We're proposing to have nothing god-related written on currency, as it should be.
This argument seems to work so well as a rebuttal to all the statements on the yes side so I decided to put it here too
"America is a Christian nation"
Really? Let's see what the founding fathers said
Really lets see what Thomas Jefferson said
"Christianity neither is not ever was part of the common law"
"Christianity is the most perverted system ever shone on man"
And what John Adams said
"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion"
Let's see what Thomas Paine said
" All national institutions of churches wether jewish, Christian or Turkish appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit"
How about James Madison
"Religion and government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together"
DAMN THOSE PESKY FACTS!
The really get in the way of the Christian agenda don't they?
Not everyone believes in god, so why is it even printed on the money? Also when we first printed money and made coins, "in god we trust" was NOT on it. Pretty much everyone else wrote things on the Separation of Church and State, we weren't a Christian nation, etc.
We don't know if America does for sure. Let's put it to a vote-then we would see and that would decide the fate of this message. Just because I believe, does not mean everyone else does too. And that is really the plain, majority rule truth. We should have put homo marriage to a vote and other things, too.
Ok, listen, the united states is not a christian country. Maybe a majority of people in the US are christian, its doesnt matter, we have a country based on a constitution that gives unalienable rights, unalienable means that even IF the MAJORITY of Americans are Christians, it doesnt matter, because rules still apply. A majority of Americans could be white, that doesnt mean that the laws apply different to them, because the rights of the others are unalienable. The U.S cannot associate with a certain religion because the constitution prohibits it. Me, as an atheist, are not trying to change your american way of life, I am saying that the U.S has an obligation to not side with any religous ideas at all because that what the freaking country is based on, and if you cannot comprehend the very basic principles that this country is based on, maybe you should be the one leaving the country
Separation of Church and State. Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is not the official religion of the United States. To ensure fairness, all religious artifacts and pieces should be separated from the Government. There is a separation for a reason. As neoryan pointed out above me with the quotes, it furthers my point.