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    Those aren't personal attacks. Those are issues concerning your militant, intolerant brand of Christianity.
    As exposed in his every thread...
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    Once a school has a well paid, stable faculty; a functional computer lab, a mandatory coding curriculum, mandatory second language training, family planning curriculum and home economics cirriculum -I will THEN support spending a couple bucks on posters encouraging faith and trust in a higher power.
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    “In God We Trust.”
    And now, our nation’s motto is stirring up controversy in South Carolina.
    State Rep. Mike Burns’ bill would require schools to prominently display posters, saying “In God We Trust,” as well as the state motto, “Dum Spiro Spero” and its English translation, “While I breathe, I hope.”
    The Republican lawmaker mirrored the bill on a law enacted last year in Arkansas that required the national motto, paired with the American flag, to be hung in schools and public buildings, if funding allows.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.
    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.

    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.
    South Carolina bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' posters | Fox News

    If this proposed law is unconstitutional then our country’s motto must be unconstitutional. What is wrong with having our county’s motto in schools?
    How much trust should kids to be taught have in God?

    I'm just trying to figure out what practical application this motto has for kids. Because it sounds more like radical Christian activists are just using it to piss on their territory.

    I think replacing the motto with "God, HA! So there!" emblazoned over a smug faced emoji would serve the exact same purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Once a school has a well paid, stable faculty; a functional computer lab, a mandatory coding curriculum, mandatory second language training, family planning curriculum and home economics cirriculum -I will THEN support spending a couple bucks on posters encouraging faith and trust in a higher power.
    Basics of finance would be helpful, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    No ones addressed the subject yet. Is it Constitutional for a public school to put America’s Motto on a poster in the schools? If not, is the Motto unconstitutional?
    The title America's motto is disputable, and I would defer to the courts as far as constitutionality is concerned.

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    Where does the Star Spangler Banner mention God?

    You love those mentions to God in Pledge of Allegiance and the motto on the dollar bill because you insist the state put words in atheists' mouths and exclude them. This is evident from your thread.
    O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner, O long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
    A home and a country, should leave us no more?
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
    Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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    In another blow to the state's lackluster reputation on schools, South Carolina ranked dead last in the education category in U.S. News & World Report's inaugural ranking of all 50 states.

    Overall, U.S. News pegged the Palmetto State as the sixth worst in nation, coming in at No. 45 in the ranking ahead of New Mexico, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Massachusetts took the No. 1 spot, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington.
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    Why doesn't this surprise me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post








    “In God We Trust.”
    And now, our nation’s motto is stirring up controversy in South Carolina.
    State Rep. Mike Burns’ bill would require schools to prominently display posters, saying “In God We Trust,” as well as the state motto, “Dum Spiro Spero” and its English translation, “While I breathe, I hope.”
    The Republican lawmaker mirrored the bill on a law enacted last year in Arkansas that required the national motto, paired with the American flag, to be hung in schools and public buildings, if funding allows.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.
    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.

    He warned that our country is on a “slippery slope by pushing God out of the public square.” With this bill, he wants to educate students on the phrase that has lined coins for more than one and a half centuries.

    “We’re not teaching those types of things [anymore,]” he said. “It’s not putting religion on someone to use the word God and say the word God in the public square.”
    But some are questioning whether the proposed law is constitutional.
    South Carolina bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' posters | Fox News

    If this proposed law is unconstitutional then our country’s motto must be unconstitutional. What is wrong with having our county’s motto in schools?
    It's not the motto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    Let's see his proof of that. I remember you made an ass of yourself back in 2016 when you blamed atheists for the rising national crime rate and you couldn't name a single American atheist with a criminal record. You said the very same thing again in that ongoing thread about the Ten Commandments, and you still couldn't name a single atheist with a criminal record.
    A very good read.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...m-and-religion

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    Some enterprising teacher is going to put a “but in science we know” poster right beside it.
    Last edited by Dr.Knuckles; 10th February 2018 at 10:28 AM.
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