Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Suarez, Jan 26, 2020.
It's better than In Dog We Trust. Trust me.
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Those of us paying attention to current events have hopefully seen our legislative branch start everyday with a prayer, have you not? In fact they have said a prayer, a Christian prayer, to open congressional meetings, by a priest, everyday since Congress was created in this country. Just because high school civics refuses to teach anything that our government can and cannot do doesn't not mean we are all in my generation ignorant to the facts.
The fact that this thread and its topic is even being dicussed with such adversity should scare a lot of people. Narratives are being pushed. And soon the people will know truth.
I dont know what you said before you edited your words, and correct me if I am wrong, but didnt you live or once did, in the US Virgin Islands? Hopefully supplies were able to make it to you shortly after those hurricanes... Irma and Maria. Hopefully, the Virgin Islands didnt suffer as bad as Puerto Rico. I know a lot of people sent prayers for those who suffered during those hurricanes. Hopefully the Caribbean fully recovers soon and God Bless.
Perhaps change In God We Trust to latin, that way we dont offend anyone ignorant of the language.
(You can say.. My 2 Cents worth!)
Cuds.. Aka atheist cents
I've always wondered if we can trust in dog...
Dogs are my favorite people!
Yes, I did. I moved back to the US last month after 14 years in the USVI. The USVI was devastated by Irma and Maria, both Cat 5 as they crossed the islands. It took me 2 years to fix my place up to sell and when I sold the building was still scaffolded. It's going to take 5-10 years for the islands to truly recover. They've recovered enough to be a wonderful place to vacation for a week but living there is challenging.
I'm very happy to be back in Texas!
My all-time favorite clean joke:
What do you get when you cross a dyslexic with an agnostic with an insomniac?
Someone who lies awake all night wondering if there is a dog.
All ya need to do is read the rules -
8 – Subjects we don’t discuss here
Basically it’s common sense. Just about every person on the planet has heard the saying – “never discuss politics and/or religion”. Why ? Because it starts fights, arguments and causes nothing but hate and discontent. If you wish to discuss politics and or religion, then go someplace else. We don’t allow it here.
Threatening other members of CoinTalk, CoinTalk itself, its owner or moderators is absolutely not allowed. This includes threats of violence, either physically or financially, as well as threats of lawsuits. Threats will be treated on a case by case basis, but may result in the immediate and permanent banning of the threatening member.
Now I know that some might say that it is impossible to discuss coins sometimes without mentioning politics since it is the politicians that make the decisions regarding coinage – and that is quite true. And since we have phrases like “In God We Trust” on our coins you could say that the discussion of religion is necessary in a way – and that is quite true. Therefore, it will be up to the sole discretion of the Coin Talk Administrators and Moderators as to what constitutes a permissible discussion on these subjects – period.
As you can see, by the part I made bold, discussion of the subject In God We Trust has been specifically addressed and is allowed. It always has been.
Not quite. Freedom from means not prohibited. When I say the Constitution does not guarantee "freedom from religion", what that means is the practice of or belief in religion, by anyone, and anyone includes the government, is not prohibited.
The Constitution specifically allows everyone, including the government itself, to practice or express their belief in religion, any religion.
But at the same time, that doesn't mean that everyone has to believe or participate in religion, everyone is also allowed not do so if that's what they want to do.
The primary point is this, no one can force anyone else to believe or not to believe. It is up to each individual to choose for themselves. So you can't stop somebody else from practicing religion, and they can't stop you from not practicing it either.
That is the definition of freedom, and what the Constitution guarantees. And it is specifically why all attempts to remove the word God from anything having to do with the government have failed in a court of law. And why they will continue to fail.
If only you'd add a U in there Corgi
lol - no like for you!
The guy should have just created a poll for this topic...........problem solved!
Hey, it's been done before, and not by me
Yep, you're right. And the part you didn't highlight -- "sole discretion" -- is the part that's worked well here, and (IMHO) across the rest of the site. I was momentarily too focused on my raised hackles to remember that.
I've seen a number of people complain about mod/admin decisions or policies around these topics. I'll rarely be one of them. This is an area replete with slippery slopes, both real and fallacious; in the end, it comes down to someone making a judgement call. The judgement calls that have been made on CoinTalk have left it a place that I'm happy to stay, even if I sometimes snark about those calls before I catch myself.
Oh, and since it's probably been a while since I've said it -- thanks, Doug! (And the rest of the team, of course.)
The word "god" makes no reference to any particular religion. You also have just condemned a whole sect based on the "stupid" words of few.
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