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#268 - Wumbologist (05/26/2012) [-]
We declared a revolution against a Christian monarch, won it, and pioneered the very concept of a secular republic.   
What do we put on our money? In God We Trust
We declared a revolution against a Christian monarch, won it, and pioneered the very concept of a secular republic.
What do we put on our money? In God We Trust
User avatar #361 to #268 - colossusshadow (05/26/2012) [-]
Just throwing it out here that Canada DIDN'T rebel against the monarch, proved themselves capable in WW1, and more or less turned out to be a much better country.
Not offence to the people of America, but I hear it's quite the ********* down there in comparison to here these days.
User avatar #278 to #268 - Crusader ONLINE (05/26/2012) [-]
You declared war against a monarch that was protestant, you didn't rebel against religion, most of the laws in the USA have some religious basis, also since the majority of the USA is christian, Jewish, or muslim (allah is arabic for god) it would make sense that you put "In God we trust" on your money.
User avatar #284 to #278 - Wumbologist (05/26/2012) [-]
I'm quite aware that America is primarily a religious nation; I'm just making the point that, despite our past and present religious fervor, we supplanted a religious government in favor of a secular one.
User avatar #291 to #284 - Crusader ONLINE (05/26/2012) [-]
It wasn't a religious government though, yes the king pledged allegiance to god, but don't the presidents take the oath of office while holding a hand on the bible, which would mean they are swearing to god, and therefore the exact same thing?
User avatar #295 to #291 - Wumbologist (05/26/2012) [-]
That's not correct. The American government, despite our cultural tradition of swearing on Bibles, is actually distinctly secular, with distinct constitutional provisions that don't allow the mixing of legal and religious matters. In contrast, the British monarchy claimed sovereignty from god, not the people--the British king was and is the acting leader of the Anglican/Episcopalian Church (The Church of England).
#308 to #295 - Slicernicer (05/26/2012) [-]
Most of the founding fathers did not hate religion. Only one of them was an Atheist, Thomas Paine. The only religious institution they particularly despised was the Catholic church, which they deemed as corrupt and power-hungry.
#271 to #268 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
We declared a revolution against a monarch not christianity itself dumbass.
#279 to #271 - daburger (05/26/2012) [-]
A Christian monarch
#302 to #279 - Slicernicer (05/26/2012) [-]
If I get into a barfight with a christian, am I in a barfight with christianity?
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User avatar #285 to #279 - Crusader ONLINE (05/26/2012) [-]
The fact that he was christian had nothing to do with the war though
#274 to #271 - Wumbologist (05/26/2012) [-]
Did I ever say that we declared a war against Christianity?
#281 to #274 - anonymous (05/26/2012) [-]
Essentially yes by stating that it is a bad thing to put In God We Trust on currency. LRN2 Read your own posts bro. or better yet, dont comment at all and save the rest of us from your stupidity.
#287 to #281 - Wumbologist (05/26/2012) [-]
I'll tell you what I told the guy above me:   
"I'm quite aware that America is primarily a religious nation; I'm just making the point that, despite our past and present religious fervor, we supplanted a religious government in favor of a secular one."   
   
Also, you seem rather upset. I'd suggest looking into that.
I'll tell you what I told the guy above me:
"I'm quite aware that America is primarily a religious nation; I'm just making the point that, despite our past and present religious fervor, we supplanted a religious government in favor of a secular one."

Also, you seem rather upset. I'd suggest looking into that.
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