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#66 - coltmac
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(09/01/2012) [-]
#69 to #66 - ponyfcker [OP]
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(09/01/2012) [-]
"That's cool, I found it on the moon."
-Magikarp
#2 - anon
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(08/31/2012) [-]
It just says "God bless America". Almost every religion believes in 1 God, they just call him by different names and worship to him/her in different ways. It doesn't specify to Christianity.
#32 to #2 - SniperKitty
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(09/01/2012) [-]
In a society not bound by any religion 'God' should not be part of any of our country's symbols. Even if 'God' referred to any God you believed in (we all know what God is being referred to though) there are Buddhists who don't believe in a God, there are Atheists that don't believe in a God, there are Satanists who don't worship God. Not everyone believes in God, and in a country specifically set out NOT to have religious influences in politics we should cut the ********. If we were a country birthed on one religion sure, but we aren't....
#4 to #2 - parrotmaster
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(08/31/2012) [-]
You know they are all referring to the god of christianity, don't try to be a smartass.
#14 to #4 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
nope, didn't you read the quotes you idiot? that means "God Bless America" should not founded on the Christian Religion
#24 to #14 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Anon, shut the **** up.

The Catholic god, is referred to as God. Christianity is still considered a Catholic religion.

Other religions have specific names for there gods. "Allah, Buddha, ect"

God is capitalized. Making it a name.
#48 to #24 - typos
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Buddha wasn't a god nor did he ever claim to be. If you knew anything about the religion you would know this. Also, Allah translates to the word "God" as Allah is not an English word.
#54 to #48 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Buddha. is their deity. It is who they worship, and who they aspire to be through self discipline.

Yes, it does translate to "God" In English. However, considering it is a religion that originated in The Middle East, and not In Europe "Although, technically most religion can be traced back there somehow" His name is not god. It is Allah.

Even in the case of there being many gods, none of them are simply called god.

They all have names, and titles. The Catholics deity's name, is God. You could argue that Jesus Christ is also his name. Because they are the same, but regardless of that, America is a child of England. Which is of Catholic religion.

Thus, "God", refers to the Catholic deity.
#74 to #54 - typos
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Buddha was not a deity in any way or form. I have spoken to many Muslims who say God instead of Allah. The Catholics deity's name is actually "Yahweh (Hebrew for God)" and not God.
#79 to #74 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I know what Yahweh means. And Yahweh, is not the term we use today. however. The term we use today, Is "God", "Lord". "Savior".

His name is not god. It translates into god, in English. His name is Allah.

They look up to, and respect Buddha. They bow to him.
He is, the closest thing they have to a deity. And is almost treated like one.

Regardless of all of this, I have already proven why they are referring to the god of Christianity. Enough.
#84 to #79 - typos
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(09/01/2012) [-]
People that speak Hebrew use Yahweh when speaking in their language.
Yahweh = God in English
Allah = God in English

Buddha on the other hand was an originally an Ascetic who became known as the "Enlightened one" and gave the people the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. He became the "Enlightened one" by practicing his extreme Asceticism and the realizing there must be a middle way. So no, he is not a deity nor ever claimed to be one.
#89 to #84 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Yes, he is. He is a religious figure. Just because he isn't divine, doesn't mean he isn't a deity. Even if he doesn't claim to be. He isn't a deity in our sense, and they don't worship him in our sense, that doesn't mean he isn't, and that they don't.

I obviously know what Allah and Yahweh mean. Stop treating me like a dumb ass.

They mean god, in English, Because America, was settled, by bloody England. Who are Catholics. So, it is most likely referring to the Catholic god. Doesn't matter if it means Yahweh, Allah, and vice versa, In England and America, he would be referred to mainly in _ English._ And in English, he is called God.

God in English most likely=Catholic religion.
#91 to #89 - typos
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(09/02/2012) [-]
There are more protestants then Catholics in America so that just doesn't make sense. And America wasn't settled just by England. It was settled by a multitude of different countries.
#92 to #91 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/04/2012) [-]
Protesrant is just a reformation of the Catholic religion... Theyre still Christians. Most of Europe at the time, were
Christians. Youre wrong. Drop it.
#93 to #92 - typos
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(09/05/2012) [-]
There's the main religion of Christianity then there is the two branches. Catholic and Protestant. If you say Catholics and Protestants worship the same god that also means Muslims and Jews worship the Catholic/Protestant god since they are all Abrahamic religions.
#94 to #93 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/05/2012) [-]
No I dont. Because they still have different names. And even though there religions have similar roots, does not mean the religions are the same, or that they worship the same god.

The gap between Protestant and Catholic however, is much smaller.

They really arent the same. If they were, we wouldnt have ever killed each other in a gods name. But we had multiple crusades over such a thing. Allah is not God.
#95 to #94 - typos
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(09/05/2012) [-]
If you were a hebrew speaking Christian you would not say god. You would call him Yahweh due to the language you speak. If you were a Christian who spoke an arabic language you would most likely (depending on the language) call God Allah.
#96 to #95 - TheRetardedEskimo
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(09/06/2012) [-]
That doesnt matter. Thats just language. The gods are different for the religion specifically. And too use your argument against you, A Christian speaking English would call him God. Considering most of Americas religion is Christian(AGAIN), and even more so then. They are referring to Christianity.

#97 to #96 - typos
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(09/07/2012) [-]
A lot of Muslims and Jews refer to him as God when they are speaking the English language
#6 - Offspringofwolves
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(09/01/2012) [-]
so why doesn't the UK change from "god save the queen" considering they have Charles Darwin one of their bills
so why doesn't the UK change from "god save the queen" considering they have Charles Darwin one of their bills
#73 to #6 - xnayx
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Monarchy is a constitutional relic, hasn't influenced politically for near 230 years.

The Bank of England makes the notes, they can do what they want.
#98 to #73 - Offspringofwolves
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(09/07/2012) [-]
at the olympics they had a rather talented group of children sing "God Save the Queen" which is rather contrary(in the part of christianity not the queen britts) to the beliefs of Charles Darwin who is on one of their bills. therefore trying to say its any different from a few presidents on a mountain saying somewhat anti-religious quotes is poppycock   
gif not related just funny
at the olympics they had a rather talented group of children sing "God Save the Queen" which is rather contrary(in the part of christianity not the queen britts) to the beliefs of Charles Darwin who is on one of their bills. therefore trying to say its any different from a few presidents on a mountain saying somewhat anti-religious quotes is poppycock
gif not related just funny
#8 to #7 - Offspringofwolves
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(09/01/2012) [-]
lol wtf did i just watch
lol wtf did i just watch
#9 to #8 - ponyfcker [OP]
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I have no ******* idea. hahaha i just found it.
#11 to #6 - justadude
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Darwin was a christian
#99 to #11 - Offspringofwolves
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(09/07/2012) [-]
i was always told he changed from being a christian toward a much more evolutionist standpoint considering his findings but please do correct me if im wrong
the more you know the better you feel i say
#100 to #99 - justadude
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(09/07/2012) [-]
all i know is that on the final page in Origins Darwin gives acknowledgement to God
#101 to #100 - Offspringofwolves
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(09/08/2012) [-]
ive honestly never read it but he may have said that out of fear of the church or still had the findings swimming in his head
#103 to #101 - justadude
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(09/09/2012) [-]
maybe, maybe not
#83 to #11 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Actually, towards the end of his life, he became an agnostic, he had large fueds with his wife, who was a devout catholic.
#45 - tariv
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I hate Communism because it puts God on our penny and in our pledge.
#88 to #45 - tariv
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(09/01/2012) [-]
IT'S A JOKE!
#52 to #45 - CaptinAwesome
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(09/01/2012) [-]
#49 to #45 - superllamax
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(09/01/2012) [-]
what are you talking about
#56 to #49 - upunkpunk
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(09/01/2012) [-]
lol ill explain it, putting god on our money was just a way to say **** you to communism which says you cant have a religion. Also people became a lot more religious during the time because threat of nuclear war.   
   
Learned it in 11th grade social studies class
lol ill explain it, putting god on our money was just a way to say **** you to communism which says you cant have a religion. Also people became a lot more religious during the time because threat of nuclear war.

Learned it in 11th grade social studies class
#90 to #56 - superllamax
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(09/02/2012) [-]
Haha that makes sense, thanks for that
#55 to #45 - reican ONLINE
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I hate american because i saw a British kid get fat.


your logic not mine.
#53 to #45 - yeahguy
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(09/01/2012) [-]
#42 - theotherdudec
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(09/01/2012) [-]
The quote above George Washington was never said by him. It was said by John Adams and is completely out of context........ Whoever made this is either confused, or purposely trying to start fights and confusion.
#36 - corundum
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(09/01/2012) [-]
"Democracy is the most vile form of government... democracies have ever
been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found
incompatible with personal security or the rights of property:
and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent
in their deaths.
"

-- James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America
#51 to #36 - upunkpunk
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(09/01/2012) [-]
That is why we are a republic and everyone doesn't vote on everything like some people think we should. Also why we have a constitution to limit the powers of the government.
#60 to #51 - corundum
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(09/01/2012) [-]
We're still a democracy, though. What America was in its early days was something where only the wealthy landowners could vote.
#47 to #36 - ICEDgrunge
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(09/01/2012) [-]
You sir, have used the Italics and Boldness given to us in the most correct form I have ever seen. You are amazing.
#34 - shutes
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(09/01/2012) [-]
That awkward moment when they weren't refering to the christian god.
#37 to #34 - corundum
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Freemasonry allows its members to practice any religion they wanted to. And all the founders of America were Protestants, thank you very much.
#44 to #37 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Any religion as long as it has a deity. Buddhism, Atheism, etc. are not allowed.
#38 to #37 - shutes
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Holy smokes, batman!

Thats post-1800s freemasonry, were talking pre-french revolutionary elite freemasons.
#39 to #38 - corundum
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(09/01/2012) [-]
You mean it changed that much? Huh. Thought it sorta remained the same.
#41 to #39 - shutes
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(09/01/2012) [-]
I watch the history channel.
#40 to #39 - shutes
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Its just that there was a backlash against the masons sometime around the civil war. They went underground and resurfaced a strictly charitable organization.
#81 - tomhefailin
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(09/01/2012) [-]
freedom of religion of religion means trusting in whatever go you want, thats the american way. unless your an atheist. in which case you should keep your mouth shut
#87 to #81 - lederhosen
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(09/01/2012) [-]
why do atheists have to shut up?
#35 - chapbag
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(09/01/2012) [-]
Am I the only one that thinks Thomas Jefferson looks like the 8th doctor?
#50 to #35 - marchinghurdler
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(09/01/2012) [-]
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#1 - anon
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(08/31/2012) [-]
what do you mean OP?
"God Bless America"
what do you mean "need a new catchphrase"?
All I can see is the presidents expressed some sort of rejection to christianity
why do you need to find new catchphrase?
#3 to #1 - ponyfcker [OP]
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(08/31/2012) [-]
George Washington said, "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion." meaning the phrase, "God Bless America" Should not be there.
#13 to #3 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
"God Bless America", not "Jesus Bless America", it doesn't mean that George Washington didn't believe in god by expressing that statement
#10 to #3 - anon
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(09/01/2012) [-]
That wasn't George Washington, it was from John Adams in the Treaty of Tripoli. The phrases, "In God we trust" and ",under God," were added in the early 1950's under Macarthyism. "God bless America" comes from the National Anthem during the war of 1812.
Hell yea, History *************.
#12 to #10 - swittig
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(09/01/2012) [-]
God bless America is not part of the national anthem