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"Under God" billboards now going up across the state

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Now there are battling billboards in North Carolina.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that billboards with the message "one nation, under God" are going up across North Carolina. They're a response to billboards placed in six North Carolina cities by the North Carolina Secular Association.

Those signs with the message "one nation indivisible" drop the words "under God," which were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are
patriotic.

A coalition called We Still Pray has bought space on six electronic billboards and is raising money for more signs. The group is made up of local churches, businesses and individuals.

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UNDER WHOSE GOD ARE YOU REFERING?

Ah yet another sign PUSHING RELIGION!
I find it childish to have to push even more religious rhetoric in a town where we have TOO MANY churches! The push is already annoying from the Christians who spew out their junk on every corner, in every government building and in every school. There are tons of hypocrites in this area, and this sign is just another bit of proof that they have MONEY and want to be the most heard!
Every church shows that people are praying and PAYING into that lifestyle. IT IS A LIFESTYLE OF CHOICE!
This sign addition is nothing more than a childish lame attempt to be "better than the Jones" which is a DEADLY SIN...PRIDE! Not to forget the greed, sloth and rudeness that it also shares to the world.
Some of us can be without "sin" and not need guilt or torture to do so. We are not treated fairly for our open minded beliefs. THAT is what is unfair! We do not want to have MORE religion shoved down our throats in every place we go! IT is DISRUPTIVE TO FREE THINKING! We do not beat our families, lie on our taxes, murder, rape and steal, because we KNOW BETTER. Christianity is not like that at all! They accept rapists and murderers as acceptable in Gods Eyes, then they can have those kind of patrons, leave us alone! Why should we listen to those whose God is found on DEATH ROW? To murder in any clothing is murder and repent is not viable to those of us who have NEVER murdered, raped or stolen. Who fills the church? Looks like murderous liars and rapists mixed with innocent children.
KEEP IT IN YOUR CHURCH, GET IT OUT OF SCHOOL, CONGRESS AND MY EYE LINE!

IT IS ONLY A SIGN OF THE CLOSED OF MIND!

Billboards with "UNDER GOD" go up across the country

Yea and amem and gold crowns and praise the Lord go up to the wonderful folkS who are putting the signs up across the country with "ONE NATION, UNDER GOD" ON THEM. WE AGREE 100 % AND WILL DONATE MONEY TO HELP ON THIS WORTHY PROJECT IF THEY WILL LET ME KNOW WHERE TO SEND IT. THANKS FROM THE CHRISTIANS IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

Nice to see that people on

Nice to see that people on both ends of the spectrum enjoy wasting money. Don't get me wrong - I certainly believe in God and his influence upon the formation of this country. I know enough about the efficacy of highway advertising, however, to know that this is just as big a waste of money as the contrasting, "...one nation indivisible..." billboards. Neither of these campaigns will do one thing to formulate ideas or change anyone's mind. (You can see that right here on the message boards.)

The companies that own billboards should be thanking God for idiots with money to blow.

God Belongs In The Pledge of Allegiance

Our country was built on a foundation of faith, family and freedom. And it is these core beliefs, along with the selfless courage and sacrifice of many, that has made our country a place that millions of Americans are grateful to be a part of and millions more wish to come to.

God has been honored in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Declaration of Independence, the Star Spangled Banner, the Gettysburg Address and on every single dollar bill. And so it should be. God has always been, and should always be a part of our country.

Although our country has seen some very difficult times, we have always been able to successfully meet the challenges we have faced as one people, one nation, under God. And what has always brought Americans together; what has given us the courage and strength to meet the challenges of tough times is: Faith. Faith in God, faith in each[color=#0000FF] other and faith in the values that built this great country.

But if we want our children to inherit a nation that is, what it has always been, “the home of the brave and land of the free”, then we must as parents stand up for those beliefs and values, and we must teach our children to do the same.

God belongs in the Pledge of Allegiance, for without faith America becomes just another place to live. Our country deserves better than that. Our children deserve better than that. And perhaps most of all, God, who has blessed this great nation so much, deserves better than that.

1954...nothing lived before

1954...nothing lived before then? get the facts!

Ever notice how our country

Ever notice how our country started its big downfall when regligion has been taken out of everything???

Our country went to "hell"

Our country went to "hell" when the Christian Regime began, not from the lack of their ignorance. SLAVERY started because of the Spanish Inquisition, and Christians created all the intolerance's of the world today! NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND! Get the facts! READ and find out for yourself. The man in the dress (preacher) is a LIAR!!!

response to "the truth" ....(so-called)

If we are indeed nothing more than a product of chance + time, if all is randomness, then there is no good, no evil, no one is right, no one is wrong. When difference, then, does it make what anyone thinks; and how irrational is it to get so upset over what creatures who are still evolving are thinking or believing? So what, then, if people are "brainwashed"? Are you saying brainwashing is wrong? Are you making a moral judgement against brainwashing? And, since you claim there's no God, then what arbitrary moral standard are you using to determine this, and why do you feel that randomly evolving creatures should conform to your subjective definition of morality? How irrational is it to expect everyone to conform, and why become indignant when they don't?

Your bible

For far too long priests and preachers have completely ignored the vicious criminal acts that the Bible promotes. The so called “God” of the Bible makes Osama Bin Laden look like a Boy Scout. This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing,not to mention the killing of unborn children.

I have included references to the Biblical passages, so grab your Bible and follow along.

It always amazes me how many times this God orders the killing of innocent people even after the Ten Commandments said “Thou shall not kill”.

For example, God kills 70,000 innocent people because David ordered a census of the people (1 Chronicles 21).
God also orders the destruction of 60 cities so that the Israelites can live there. He orders the killing of all the men, women, and children of each city,
and the looting of all of value (Deuteronomy 3).

He orders another attack and the killing of “all the living creatures of the city: men and women, young, and old, as well as oxen sheep, and asses” (Joshua
6).

In Judges 21, He orders the murder of all the people of Jabesh-gilead, except for the virgin girls who were taken to be forcibly raped and married. When they wanted more virgins, God told them to hide alongside the road and when they saw a girl they liked, kidnap
her and forcibly rape her and make her your wife!

Just about every other page in the Old Testament has God killing somebody! In 2 Kings10:18-27, God orders the murder of all the worshipers of a different
god in their very own church! In total God kills 371,186 people directly and orders another 1,862,265 people murdered.

The God of the Bible also allows slavery, including selling your own daughter as a sex slave (Exodus 21:1-11), child abuse (Judges11:29-40 and Isaiah 13:16), and bashing babies against rocks (Hosea
13:16 & Psalms 137:9).

This type of criminal behavior should shock any moral person.

Murder, rape, pillage, plunder, slavery, and child abuse can not be justified by saying that some god says it’s OK. If more people would actually sit down and read the Bible there would be a lot more
atheists like myself.

In your own account

By your account of events in the Bible and the fact that you are a moral and upstanding person must mean you can not really be patriotic as well...

On December 26, 1862, Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest mass execution in American history in which the guilt of the executed could not be positively determined beyond reasonable doubt.

So, I'm sure you cannot in good faith, have a strong belief in the heritage of this country seeing that there is a dark side to history as well?

The Bible was written by

The Bible was written by man. Also, what are your thoughts on your entire existence being for nothing?

LOL

he also quotes Bible verses without giving the FULL reason as to why God was destroying the people...Look at Sodom and Gomorrah....God decided to destroy it and bring it to the ground for their disobedience and immoral ways...looks familiar...

Being for nothing?

So, you think that because something is short lived, it is worthless? I guess you'll never enjoy an ice cream, or even a kiss.

It's sad that you think that you're worthless if you don't last forever.

99% of all species that ever existed are now extinct. The existence of humans at all is already beating the odds. To top that, the sperm that became you beat out millions of others for the egg. Yet, you're willing to just throw that all away if life doesn't give you immortality.

Sorry, but beggars can't be chosers. You can either choose to enjoy life while you have it or waste your life bemoaning its brevity. Oh, the other option is to just pretend that you'll never die. Well, if that makes you happier, go for it.

re: The Bible was written by

Those men put to paper what God told them to write.

The truth

Christianity is the produce of uneducated, undisciplined, primitive minds steeped in the hideous superstitions of the times. Disgusting superstitious filth for minds so weakened by the atrophying effects
of such memes as to have become figurative zombies completely under the spell of their bokors (the priest craft) as to have become a demented sub culture of human kind.

Imagine a god at once described as omniscient, omnipotent,omnipresent and by non catholic christian zombies , omnibenevolent, who is so inept as to require the torture death of it's self/ it's son
to save us from its own wrath.

What the heck is the matter with minds which believe the most completely stupid stories ever concocted? If this is you ask yourself why you can not believe that living creatures evolve(with tons of scientific proof) but you can believe in talking snakes. Its called BRAINWASHING, YES you all have been brainwashed. Scary isnt it?

If we are indeed nothing

If we are indeed nothing more than a product of chance + time, if all is randomness, then there is no good, no evil, no one is right, no one is wrong. When difference, then, does it make what anyone thinks; and how irrational is it to get so upset over what creatures who are still evolving are thinking or believing? So what, then, if people are "brainwashed"? Are you saying brainwashing is wrong? Are you making a moral judgement against brainwashing? And, since you claim there's no God, then what arbitrary moral standard are you using to determine this, and why do you feel that randomly evolving creatures should conform to your subjective definition of morality? How irrational is it to expect everyone to conform, and why become indignant when they don't?

brainwashing?

Brainwashing? Hmmm. So you want me to believe that your ancestors are akin to monkeys! And you want me to believe that Christianity is the result of uneducated minds! Well Christianity and the Jews have given us the greatest minds ever known, if you would care to do the research. But never mind that or any other argument for that matter; because TIME will tell. If I am wrong in having faith and you are right, I lose nothing. But if I am right you stand to lose eternity.

One Nation

This country was created by God and God only. Those of you who believe we evolved from monkeys need to live in a ZOO. America is still ONE NATION UNDER GOD and for those who do not believe it, God will one day come back and claim what and who is his. To those who come to America and do not believe in GOD, take yourself back to your country, do as you please, worship whatever you please and when God returns to claim his own Christians will not have to deal with you because you will be else where. Need I say more.

Under God

Amen go home if you don't believe in GOD ,this country was created by GOD ,and He takes care of his own.All you have to do is look around you see the signs of time every where.
GOD BLESS AMERICA,AND OUR ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
They know not what they say or do they have been deceived.
I Praise You and Love You Father God.

again

You a born again christian cause you weren't born right the first time? How does that work? From what i read you normally have/had a really bad lifestyle and are trying to get into heaven. Guess you missed the part about loving and accepting everyone. LMAO

They talk out of both sides of their face.

This WWAY article states, "The group says it wanted to show that nonbelievers are patriotic.".

Yeah...sure...righto. With all of the evidence that abounds us, if someone has difficulty in understanding that this is not a spontaneously generated world of life we live in and can't muster up the belief that there is a maker, how in this world can they possibly have a belief in patriotism? Not exactly the sort of people I would want watching my six in a combat situation. TRUE Patriotism is much, much more than a mere flag and a pledge!!!

Where I come from, we term them as COWARDS with really, really big mouths and itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie brains.

where you come from?

Where is that?

Patriotism has NOTHING to do with the belief in god/gods. You are one to be calling anyone names, OH n/m you are a christian. You are hilarious in your ignorance !!!

Hmmm.

while I DO agree that patriotism isn't tied with Christianity...when our country more closely followed christian PRINCIPLES in it's every day life...I think our country WAS more patriotic...if our forefathers could come up out of the grave today...they would have just about the ENTIRE Congress up on communism charges and chase them out of DC into the waters...

I was raised in the heartland of America...

...where the men are men and the Cowards run to hide. Please pardon my ignorance as you call it, but you can't seem to be able to interpret basic English. You say, "Patriotism has NOTHING to do with the belief in god/gods.", thereby confirming my original statement. Your key word being "belief". My statement identifies the fact that you are having difficulty with the basic "belief" of a creator and your rediculous concept that all that exists on this wonderfully complex earth "just happened". You haven't the testicular fortitude or the intelligence to "believe" in Patriotism because you don't even have a basis for your own simple existence. You stand for nothing and you have zero credibility. We fully recognize that and have pity on you.

Like I said, and read this closely! The Patriots are the men and women that fight for the freedoms we enjoy in this country, the very freedom that YOU get to write openly offensive and assinine comments, thereby parading YOUR ignorance to these readers. Show us more as confirmation.

Just one more thing Kilroy, I never once said anything about being a Christian. I doubt that I can meet the true meaning of that. I can only tell you that if you travel this world at all with open eyes and the ability to realize the overall concept of just how insignificant of a speck you are in the grand scheme of this solar system, within this universe, that exists with millions of others (that's what those little sparklie things in the sky are at night in case you haven't noticed!), then you had best crawl back into that hole devoid of light, belief and other external stimuli. Thats what the other one-celled organisms lacking a brain do, but even they have a place in this grand scheme.

So...how's that for ignorance and humor combined? Still hilarious?

Well Said!!! Bravo!!!! Bravo!!!!!

Thank You!! Thank You!!! These "people" who would like us to remove GOD, would like us to remove faith and honor from everthing in their attempt to undermine and destroy our country!!!!!!
They have no beliefs, no faith, no comradery. They will if allowed, destroy this country!!!! Pure Evil is their goal!!!

It's one nation under god

If you dont like it take it and shove it! Pack your crap and leave America!

We would love to just senD you back to where you came from! It's America and it has and always will be "One Nation Under God".

You come to America your speak our language and thats it, you pay taxes like we do, you buy everything like we do! You dont come here to live free etc.

If you dont like it leave America because we dont want you here.

IT'S ONE NATION UNDER GOD ALL THE WAY!

Lilly

You are so accepting and loving of people that believe differently, what god do you worship? You are a fine example of what an American and a christian is NOT.

Where is it exactly that your ancestors came from? Do you even know?

Lilly is....

angry...and rightly so. The God that we worship is holy and mighty and is God. He is a loving God to his children, but he does not love everyone because a great portion of those on this earth are wicked. He blessed America from it's very beginnings. Recently, the left wing with their agendas have been doing everything they can to take God out of America because they don't want a conscience. They want to do whatever pleases them, which is rarely the right thing to do. That's why Christians are now being called radicals by the left. But, back to the point.....there is something called righteous indignation. And I agree with Lilly 100%. Leave if you don't like it. Just because you're the loudest doesn't mean you're the majority.

I agree and disagree

I agree with most of what you said, but I believe God loves everyone, even these atheists. God however does not love how they choose to live their lives or what they believe. I totally believe what is happening to this country, from Obama on down the line is prophesy being fulfilled. Something has to put the USA in line with the European countries. Look at how our President wants to change our healthcare system and other things. We fought the British to win our freedom from government rule, and now we are going full speed ahead to be ruled by the government again. I know men penned the Bible, but what they wrote was inspired by God. Man would not have written the Bible if he could, and he couldn't have written it if he had wanted to. As for the atheists who condemn the Bible, anyone can read a verse here and one there and come up with interpret to state your case. That would be like reading a paragraph from a 1000 page novel and thinking you know the entire meaning of the whole book. There is also another reason you can't understand the Bible, you don't have the Holy Spirit living inside you helping you to understand the real meaning of the Bible.

Well said, I know that the

Well said, I know that the Lord is proud. I do not argue religion because God doesn't want us to...it doesn't matter what man thinks...he can't save us eternally only the Son can do that for us. I find these arguments sad and amusing, because I know that all will one day bow before the great, King of Kings and nothing said here can ever change that :)! Pray for all and allow God to sort thru us, be blessed.