The Nondescript Atheist 2013-11-14 – Prayer and Government – The Greece case

Tonight we will discuss prayer in council meetings and other government meetings. Recently, the Supreme Court had oral arguments about the prayer case from Greece, NY. I had the opportunity to join my friends outside the Supreme Court, where we promoted a secular government, which excludes sectarian practices. There will be no guests, but I will share some discussions I had with people outside the Supreme Court.

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In Reason We Trust

Some say that it just isn’t worth it to fight over the smaller issues, such as the “In God We Trust” on currency or “under God” in our Pledge. Religious people, especially, will tell you that it really shouldn’t matter what is printed on money or said to a flag.

To me, though, it does. It actually matters to most people, even those trying to convince us it doesn’t. Try reverting the Pledge back to its prior version or restore the original national motto. You’ll find that suddenly, the words are important to people. It’s as if they just don’t want their privileged status challenged.

We I love challenging that privileged status. After all, our government is supposed to represent all of us, not just the Christians.