America needs divine guidance even more

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Most of us were probably tied to our televisions this week watching the State of the Union address, the Powerball drawing or the Republican presidential debates.

But while our attention was focused on these somewhat important events, a group of atheists on Monday filed suit to remove In God We Trust from our currency.

This is the same group of non-believers who has unsuccessfully sued twice to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

In a normal world, I would ignore these folk as the fringe element they are. But there is little "normal" these days and some of our courts are runaway judicial activists who have the power to change our world with their rulings.

A California attorney is at the center of this misguided movement. He has made a name for himself by constantly challenging all religious aspects in society.

As you are well aware, Christmas nativity scenes were removed in some locations and public prayer was all but eliminated because of this group's court actions.

So as wrong as this group's actions clearly are, their suit is not something that should be ignored.

And hang on to your hats, here's their reasoning in the lawsuit.

"Atheism is substantially burdened because an atheist is forced to bear on his person a religious statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting and reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against atheists in general but against him personally."

A total of 41 atheists from Ohio and Michigan are included in the suit along with unnamed parents and children of atheists.

Just to add insult to injury, the lawsuit refuses to use the word God and substitutes G-d.

The truth is these pathetic souls care little about words on our currency. Their goal is to continue the erosion of our moral and ethical values. The fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans disagree only emboldens their efforts.

Our Bible tells us we should pray for these people. I find that difficult if not impossible.

It doesn't take much observation to look at society in America today and long for a return of God into the national foundation.

The founders of this great nation were purposeful to inject the name of God in our founding documents. They realized - as we should today - that divine guidance is the foundational principle on which this country was formed.

If those filing this lawsuit believe somehow they are "burdened" by having currency with In God We Trust, well I too am burdened by their efforts to remove God from American society.

I am burdened by their underhanded and evil attempt to impose their warped values on a society based on religious freedom and the belief in a higher power.

And one closing thought.

If these atheists believe they are "burdened" now, wait until their day of reckoning.

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