I came across this image when I was working on my last post:
Separation of Church and State
And liked this argument against me.
Its a challenging one because it makes one think.
But it unfortunately is over-simplifying the debate.
The USA was founded on Judeo-Christian principles
Not Islamic Principles
"In God We Trust" began appearing on coins
Back in the mid 1800's
When the Secretary of Treasury wrote:
"No nation can be strong except in the strength of God,
or safe except in His defense.
The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins."
and ordered the motto to be printed on US coins.
Our nation was founded by Christians
And founded with Christian principles
And that made our nation unique.
In the Preamble of the
Declaration of Independence
The Founding Fathers wrote:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed, by their Creator,
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty,
and the pursuit of Happiness.
This is unique because the founders recognize and declare
that there is a power greater than man or the government
that gives us our rights.
If our rights are given by society / government / man
Then society / government / man can take them away.
You see this in unfortunately in many nations around the world.
God gives us our rights
So no one can ever take them away.
Christianity is tightly woven in the fabric of this nation,
making us a great nation,
A light unto the world
We are a Christian Nation.
We are NOT an Islamic Nation.
You can argue against the motto being on money
as is happening now in this newest law suit
But to pose the argument by substituting
They are not the same.
Allah is NOT God.