Monday, February 04, 2008

As if they weren't pathetic enough...

As if American Christians wheren't being pathetic enough with sad attempts to bolster an apparently failing faith by getting the government to prop it up, they're still working on showing just how low they can go.

After getting all huffy last year about the new dollar coins not having the "In God We Trust" moved to the rim of the coin in a supar sekrat atheist conspiracy (tm) and getting butthurt about it, congress just passed a new law moving the phase back to the coin's face. Can anyone tell me how in any way this respects the bit of the first amendment which starts "Congress shall pass no law..."? Congress did pass a law, and it explicitly gives deference to a particular religion.

Doubleplus pathetic.

3 comments:

Wayne said...

A couple of points:

Whether or not the national motto is Constitutional is a completely separate issue, so I don't think this PARTICULAR law is all that controversial.

Second, it's the politicians who are pandering to the small minority of folks who get worked up about this sort of thing, so shouldn't it be the politicians who are pathetic? Your tendency to over-generalize about Christians often detracts from the points you are making.

Candiru said...

The motto has repeatedly passed Constitutional muster in the courts:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/nat_mott.htm

This would seem to be through the liberal application of doublethink.

Candiru said...

The motto has repeatedly passed Constitutional muster in the courts:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/nat_mott.htm

This would seem to be through the liberal application of doublethink.