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Old 11-18-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Caught this on the WSB-TV news the other day

Georgia license plates could sport "In God We Trust" *| ajc.com

Now I don't give a darn if someone wants to display their belief in an imaginary friend on their license plate, but making others pay to cover up someone else's fantasy is really ridiculous, not to mention unconstitutional, even if it is only one dollar. Still absurd and completely off base. If anything the state should charge the bible thumpers for the sticker they want.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Absolutely! Like getting an elk's head on your Sportsman's Vanity Plates here in WA St! You gotz to pay for that!

In God We Trust huh? Proudly blurted out on the back end of your car, so meh-be as God watches over them all, there will be less rear-enders! (Well, 'cept by those Satanic Atheist drivers! Damn, huh?)

Now they'll have something to be on the lookout for! "Look! Another pledging Christian! Ramming Speed, Dolores! Brace for Maximum Impact!"

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You can get an In God we Trust plate in Florida right now, but it is a specialty plate - you have to elect for it and pay extra. I use the Everglades plate, personally.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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A requirement that all of Georgia's license plates read "In God We Trust"
There is a big difference between making this an option vs. foisting this on to everyone without respect for their beliefs.

Everyone is free to express their level of ignorance with bumper stickers and silly fish, but you may not speak for me by placing it on my vehicle if I reject your ignorance.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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There is a big difference between making this an option vs. foisting this on to everyone without respect for their beliefs.
I agree. Forcing people to get such plates is unconstitutional. Of course, fundies don't really care about the Constitution except when they appeal to it to show that we are a "Christian nation!!!"

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Everyone is free to express their level of ignorance with bumper stickers and silly fish, but you may not speak for me by placing it on my vehicle if I reject your ignorance.
You have to remember that it's Georgia -- the capital of Red America, the buckle of the Bible Belt. I had the displeasure of living there for a few years (as a child), and yes, it is as bad as the stereotypes. Visiting rural Georgia is like going back in time to the 1950s.

Asheville is the only sane place in the South .
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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I agree. Forcing people to get such plates is unconstitutional. Of course, fundies don't really care about the Constitution except when they appeal to it to show that we are a "Christian nation!!!"



You have to remember that it's Georgia -- the capital of Red America, the buckle of the Bible Belt. I had the displeasure of living there for a few years (as a child), and yes, it is as bad as the stereotypes. Visiting rural Georgia is like going back in time to the 1950s.

Asheville is the only sane place in the South .
True about rural GA, but Atlanta will also break that mold, (much like Asheville does). Atlanta is in Georgia, but it ain't Georgia.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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True about rural GA, but Atlanta will also break that mold, (much like Asheville does). Atlanta is in Georgia, but it ain't Georgia.
Yeah but Atlanta is about as bad as the rest of the state in a lot of respects. It spawned politicians like Vincent Fort, Cynthia McKinney, Hank Johnson, Tyrone Brooks as well as a bevy if ignorant and closed minded others. Remember the quote by John Shelton Reed: “Every time I look at Atlanta I see what a quarter of a million Confederate soldiers died trying to prevent.”
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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Remember the quote by John Shelton Reed: “Every time I look at Atlanta I see what a quarter of a million Confederate soldiers died trying to prevent.”


What exactly in your mind were the confederates trying to prevent that Atlanta now represents ?
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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What exactly in your mind were the confederates trying to prevent that Atlanta now represents ?
I didn't coin that phrase, John Shelton Reed did, you'd have to ask him what in HIS mind were the confederates trying to prevent.

But as far as how I interpret what was his vision of what was to be prevented, I'd have to venture it would be the obvious deterioration of what was once a nice city, much like many other large cities that have gone down the toilet. His quote could be very well pertain to many other cities, in the north as well as the south.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I didn't coin that phrase, John Shelton Reed did, you'd have to ask him what in HIS mind were the confederates trying to prevent.

But as far as how I interpret what was his vision of what was to be prevented, I'd have to venture it would be the obvious deterioration of what was once a nice city, much like many other large cities that have gone down the toilet. His quote could be very well pertain to many other cities, in the north as well as the south.

And these confederates in their supposedly noble motives were trying to stop this "deterioration" by preventing.....what exactly?


Guess i find it a little odd that someone of your beliefs posting on an athiest forum, as people like yourself tend to be fairly religious with thinking heavily influended by dogma
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