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Originally posted by Cio88
Can Obama be sticken from the Inauguration?
But seriously, people are only scared or deny things they do not understand.
If they don't want to hear him say it.. turn the station.
Originally posted by Oodain
to be honest i can see a bit about what the fuss is, although in my eyes it is not the fact that they use the word god, more the fact that the religion is a part of the state, supported by it at least.
Originally posted by alyosha1981
First the schools, Now the presidential Inaugural oath is next to be targeted by atheists. Why would they care if god was to be included in the oath? Hasn't this been done since George Washington took his oath?
IMO this is one of those "if it's not broke don't fix it " kind of things, weather or not you believe in god should have no relevance as to the completion of the president's duties.
As long as the word 'god' is included in any formal government proceedings, there is not a separation of church and state. The USA, by promoting an acceptance of god in an inaugural speech and on its currency has not separated church from state.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.