Ed Schlosser
Ed Schlosser

Why would I support superstition in the schools? An education should involve only those subjects supported by empirical evidence. Which god do you mean? Zeus, Jupiter, Thor, Mithra, Allah, Yahweh, or Santa? We had a 1000 years of theocracies in government. It was called The Dark Ages for a reason. Shall we also burn scientists at the stake because that's what theocracies gave us. If you wish to remain ignorant and superstitious, fine. Just don't pass your myths and superstitions off as fact in a school setting.

Kelvin Williams
Kelvin Williams
  • Ed Schlosser

you'll find out after you die. where you will know. every knee shall bow and every tongue confess JESUS is LORD to the glory of the FATHER.

Oyibo Chineze
Oyibo Chineze
  • Ed Schlosser

God is always the SUPREME, whether people like it or not.

Ron Kranz
Ron Kranz
  • Ed Schlosser

Ed - Your an ignorant fool. Atheism is not what advanced our civilization nor has it played a prominent role in science. Every major discovery about our natural world was advanced by a man of God. It was the people's religion that ended the Dark Ages. The Roman Empire accepted Jesus as savior and gave up their many deities. These things must be taught in schools everywhere. Learn the difference between superstition and religion as our children should.

Roi Maddox
Roi Maddox
  • Ed Schlosser

Amen

Pat King
Pat King
  • Ed Schlosser

Ed you look old enough to realize what's taken place since they started removing God from schools. Do honestly think our world is better off?

Pat King
Pat King
  • Ed Schlosser

Ed. I would much rather keep a faith in God that I believe holds me accountable for my actions in the end then live my life without the hope of seeing a better world. Besides when I die and there is no God what have I lost? When you die and there is a God what have you lost? That's to big a gamble for me. You like to gamble?

Leda Ridling Payton
Leda Ridling Payton
  • Ed Schlosser

YOU TELL UM, PAT KING, and amen

Tad Caudill
Tad Caudill
  • Ed Schlosser

Glad to see someone who understands that religion is nothing more then myth and superstition. Love the flag and that it stands for separation of church and state. You want a state run by religion try Iran.

Kristopher Medlin
Kristopher Medlin
  • Ed Schlosser

@Ron Kranz your ignorant comment gave me cancer. Saying that men of god are the only ones that move us forward is the most ignorant thing. I'm not saying that there haven't been christains that have advanced us in life; but you can't really believe that it has only been christains can you? Religion, for the most part, teaches us to be to be intolerant. Not the Religion itself, but the ones who preach it. I for one full agree with Ed. If religion is to me in school what religion should it be?...

@Ron Kranz your ignorant comment gave me cancer. Saying that men of god are the only ones that move us forward is the most ignorant thing. I'm not saying that there haven't been christains that have advanced us in life; but you can't really believe that it has only been christains can you? Religion, for the most part, teaches us to be to be intolerant. Not the Religion itself, but the ones who preach it. I for one full agree with Ed. If religion is to me in school what religion should it be? Why should it only be one? Because christianity is the "right" one? No, no it's not. There is not "right" answer. There's only what works for you.

Linda Sanders-cherny
Linda Sanders-cherny
  • Ed Schlosser

ur fucked in the head asshole

Robert Damm
Robert Damm

get real, I am tired of the word "change".

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Robert Damm

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least...

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Christopher Shepherd
Christopher Shepherd

I fought for that flag and gods will so needs stay putt

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Christopher Shepherd

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least...

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Christopher Shepherd

it was gods will for you too fight? Shame on you.

Michael Manuel
Michael Manuel

it's unbelievable that it has to come to this .
if you don't like my country please feel free to get the f*** out

Joann Ferguson Hodges
Joann Ferguson Hodges
  • Michael Manuel

BE NICE. I AGREE BUT GOD AND THE BAD WORDS DO NOT GO TOGETHER......GOD BLESS AMERICA

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Michael Manuel

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least...

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Phil Tremblay
Phil Tremblay

no do not remove thank you.

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Phil Tremblay

Look these quotes up. Click "See More" to read them all. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has...

Look these quotes up. Click "See More" to read them all. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Phillip Gordon
Phillip Gordon
  • Phil Tremblay

leave god there

Brenda Zenga
Brenda Zenga

It is really a shame that Americans' rights are just taken away and they are expected to accept this and not stand up for what they believe in! It is way past time for the American people to demand their rights back! Congress does NOT have the right to take Americans' rights and privileges away! Now, more than ever, in this evil world, children need "direction" and guidance at home and in their schools, so Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag need to be restored in the...

It is really a shame that Americans' rights are just taken away and they are expected to accept this and not stand up for what they believe in! It is way past time for the American people to demand their rights back! Congress does NOT have the right to take Americans' rights and privileges away! Now, more than ever, in this evil world, children need "direction" and guidance at home and in their schools, so Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag need to be restored in the schools. If some people are offended by these things, they don't have to participate in them, but Americans' rights should not be taken away because someone else feels offended. Our Government is overstepping its boundaries by interferring in our lives so much and taking our rights away. Americans need to start fighting, if they must, for their rights! Isn't "freedom of speech" (and worship) still RIGHTS for America!

Brenda Zenga
Brenda Zenga
  • Brenda Zenga

Well Shawn, "The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag" does not address any religion ---- it endorses loyalty to America and to the American flag. If some foreigners don't believe in the American flag, they don't need to be in America! Certainly, other religions should have "equal rights and time" with Prayers in the schools. So schools are "tax funded", and who do you think pays those taxes!? The government also is "of the people, by the people, and for the people" of the United...

Well Shawn, "The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag" does not address any religion ---- it endorses loyalty to America and to the American flag. If some foreigners don't believe in the American flag, they don't need to be in America! Certainly, other religions should have "equal rights and time" with Prayers in the schools. So schools are "tax funded", and who do you think pays those taxes!? The government also is "of the people, by the people, and for the people" of the United States ---- so Americans do have a say in what the government does.

Brenda Zenga
Brenda Zenga
  • Brenda Zenga

That's right, and I never said otherwise ---- so think what you want to, but don't tell me that I am wrong for the way I think.

Tammy Wright
Tammy Wright

IF I COULD GET A MESSAGE THROUGH TO ANDREW IT WOULDn't B PRETTY BUT EVERY TIME I GET IT DONE MY COMPUTER FLASHES AND I LOSS EVERYTHING! WE R AWAKE AND DOn't U DISRESPECT US OR OUR CHILDREN LIKE THAT THIS R COUNTRY R BELEIFS R FLAG AND R FREEDOM AND OR GOD. IF THIS IS HOW U FEEL PLZ C UR WAY OUT WE WONT MISS A FOOL LIKE U THIS IS A NICE MESSAGE COMPARED 2 THE OTHER 3 THAT WOULDn't GO THRU! ANDREW VOLCHECK

Steve Davis
Steve Davis
  • Tammy Wright

On this site, the page automatically refreshes sometimes (new post?). When that happens, it goes back to the start of the comments, even if you're in the middle of typing. VERY annoying.

Billy Bien
Billy Bien
  • Tammy Wright

Got any redressing for this word salad?

Anna Marie Sons
Anna Marie Sons

GOD BLESS AMERICA! Yes, I believe in this cause and think we should bring back the Honor of God, and our Flag, at school's , in public, and at ALL National Ceremonies! We use to Honor God, with a Prayer each and every morning at our schools, right after the Honor of our Flag, when I use to go to school, and it never hurt anyone, or anything.It not only shows Respect to our God, and our Flag, but to all we believe in.As someone said,"we don't mind spending Money that has ""IN GOD WE TRUST",...

GOD BLESS AMERICA! Yes, I believe in this cause and think we should bring back the Honor of God, and our Flag, at school's , in public, and at ALL National Ceremonies! We use to Honor God, with a Prayer each and every morning at our schools, right after the Honor of our Flag, when I use to go to school, and it never hurt anyone, or anything.It not only shows Respect to our God, and our Flag, but to all we believe in.As someone said,"we don't mind spending Money that has ""IN GOD WE TRUST", So why in the first place was this removed to begin with? Sure never hurt anyone.I hope you, also will help me believe in this Cause, and bring it All back.Thank you, and God Bless!

Anna Marie Sons
Anna Marie Sons
  • Anna Marie Sons

Yes! We want it back!!!! I do,and sure they are many other's,,, ty Karen Bowman

Idah Mehangye
Idah Mehangye
  • Anna Marie Sons

Anna Marie Sons

Idah Mehangye
Idah Mehangye
  • Anna Marie Sons

God is there whether you believe it or not.... Who ever thought about removing God from American major documents!!!!!! God should remain. I believe in the Cause and I sign the Petition.

Anna Marie Sons
Anna Marie Sons
  • Anna Marie Sons

I want to thank you,Mr. Idah Mehangye,,,yes GOD is There,,He is EVERYWHERE!! And,nobody no matter how hard they may try or what they may think,this is one true Being that has before my time,your time,before anyone's time,has been here,,HE ,Created each one of us,,though some may aggue this & say ""Mom's & Dad's did'',true they did,,But,GOD TO ME CREATES ALL LIVING THINGS!! Be it human,animal,whatever,that has lfe,or at one time had life,HE HIS-SELF Created it all,,GOD BLESS YOU,HAVE A BLESSED& HAPPY THANKSGIVING SIR!!! Thank you,Thank You!!!

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Anna Marie Sons

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least...

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Daniel Goodson
Daniel Goodson

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Our country needs to turn back to God. There's no wonder that we as Americans are in the shape we're in. And as far as flying our flag goes if that offends you, then maybe you should move to another country.

Brett Dowis
Brett Dowis
  • Daniel Goodson

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least...

Look these quotes up. From our forefathers:

"Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society." - George Washington.

"We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication." - Thomas Jefferson.

"On the dogmas of re
ligion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson.

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." - Thomas Jefferson.

"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. - Thomas Jefferson.

"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" - John Adams.

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" - John Adams.

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." - John Adams (our second president).

My personal favorite: "The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?" - John Adams.

"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did." - Benjamin Franklin AMEN TO THIS!

"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine.

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half of the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind." - Thomas Paine.

"Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies." - Thomas Paine.

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." - James Madison.

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries." - James Madison.

Ron Kranz
Ron Kranz
  • Daniel Goodson

All good and sensible comments by our Founding Fathers. The stood against religious tyranny that we see in the Muslim world today. This is not the religion of America. Our Christian religion is an accepting and forgiving belief in the goodness and love of God. We don't believe in giving over our souls to anything invented by man but, to what is apparent in our nature. To seek, to find, to love. As did our Founding Fathers. Jefferson was a deep believer in Jesus as his savior. He ended his...

All good and sensible comments by our Founding Fathers. The stood against religious tyranny that we see in the Muslim world today. This is not the religion of America. Our Christian religion is an accepting and forgiving belief in the goodness and love of God. We don't believe in giving over our souls to anything invented by man but, to what is apparent in our nature. To seek, to find, to love. As did our Founding Fathers. Jefferson was a deep believer in Jesus as his savior. He ended his letters with acknowledgement of Christ. So, take your cherry picking basket of half truths to market. You can't sell them here.

Diane Mirabito Johnson
Diane Mirabito Johnson

America needs to wake up. God will never leave me, or you no matter what some so called Americans want to do or think they can do, GOD is here. He was , is and will always be. He LIVES! May God Bless s all.Amen.

Diane Mirabito Johnson
Diane Mirabito Johnson
  • Diane Mirabito Johnson

Thanks Richard.

Billy Bien
Billy Bien
  • Diane Mirabito Johnson

Thaanks for including everyone.

Steve Davis
Steve Davis
  • Diane Mirabito Johnson

"God will never leave me, or you no matter what"
So then, removing IGWT from the currency shouldn't be a problem.

Diane Mirabito Johnson
Diane Mirabito Johnson
  • Diane Mirabito Johnson

Shawn, America has a Constitution . Have you ever read it? American's really need to re- read it. It is what made "America". I know that this is a free country for all. It is a melting pot. But God is everyone's Father. God is why America is America. That is what I mean.

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