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[url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/71251.aspx">eternal flame[/url] Wrote: You guys must be clairvoyant or something. I was just finishing my 3rd chocolate out of my Russell Stover's "Assorted Creams" -- just this minute. Well, it beats having to cook supper. (ha) Just a quickie thought about "religion" & "U.S. Government" -- being intermingled. The Founders did NOT want a Theocracy, and they did not advocate for one religion & "one only" -- but they did believe that Religion is the foundation of morals & principles of ethical behavior. We have now carried on this belief, so our currency is engraved IN GOD WE TRUST, and our Pledge of Allegiance says: "one nation under God," And when our US President is taking his Oath of Office, (with his hand on the Bible) -- he says "I swear to preserve, protect & defend the Constitution" --- so help me God."
(At his swearing in - - at this point, Abraham Lincoln "kissed" the Bible.) -- And 6 yrs ago, OUR President Obama used Abe Lincoln's Bible for taking his oath.
Ef, there is nothing in the constitution that requires the president-elect to put his hand on a bible.
"Under God" was added during the height of the red scare of the fifties.
Keith Ellison used a q'uran. There are atheists, iirc, in congress. They should not have to mention "God" at all especially since it is not required.
For a Christian nation or a nation with a christian foundation God and the christ are strangely missing from the founding documents.