1792: When Science Triumphed God In The US [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 4 years ago Weird

Incidently, this coin has just sold for $1.15 million. Sweet.
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Male 6,737
@OldOllie - One day you`ll make a post that isn`t bullpoo or full of pent-up rage.
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Male 438
"And please don`t confuse servants with slaves, servants worked off their debts and got the benefits of learning a trade, slaves never had that option."

Crakr:

As long as the `servant` was not beaten to death, or at least survived a couple of days afterward.
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Male 7,909
Crakr

I bet at some point 90% of people believed the sun revolved around the earth.
I bet at some point 90% of people believed the earth was flat.
I bet at some point in greece 90% of people believed in Zeus.
I bet at some point in norway 90% of people believed in Thor.
I bet at some point in america 90% of people supported slavery.
The majority is not always right.
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Male 17,512
Bob: [quote]At one point only 10% of people were of the opinion that slavery was wrong.[/quote]

I sincerely doubt you could ever find a poll to prove that assertion. And please don`t confuse servants with slaves, servants worked off their debts and got the benefits of learning a trade, slaves never had that option.

Hell these college graduates, with student loans, today are not unlike servants themselves.
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Male 1,045
"HG: When your opinion is in the 10% and the majority is in the 90%, perhaps you should be asking if you`re on the wrong side."

That`s just sad.
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Male 438
"HG: When your opinion is in the 10% and the majority is in the 90%, perhaps you should be asking if you`re on the wrong side."

Crakr:

In logic, an argumentum ad populum (Latin for "appeal to the people") is a fallacious argument that concludes a proposition to be true because many or most people believe it. In other words, the basic idea of the argument is: "If many believe so, it is so."

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Male 1,595
Really stupid description.
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Male 4,290
[quote]HG: When your opinion is in the 10% and the majority is in the 90%, perhaps you should be asking if you`re on the wrong side.[/quote]
At one point only 10% of people were of the opinion that slavery was wrong. Should they have reconsidered because they were in the minority?
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Male 338
@crakrjak
>"When your opinion is in the 10% of the 1003 people surveyed"
ftfy
all you can say with any great certainty is that about 900 people when asked, approved the use of "in god we trust"
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Male 17,512
HG: When your opinion is in the 10% and the majority is in the 90%, perhaps you should be asking if you`re on the wrong side.
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Male 7,909
CrakrJak

The majority is not always right. The majority in this country is ignorant about a great many things. The majority has been on the wrong side of lots of issues in history.
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Male 438
"NOBODY believes in the same exact god."

Hedkwab,

That is the point, and not everyone believes in a god, some people believe in multiple gods. It is a poor motto. She was defending the motto by basically saying `god can be whatever` you want it to be, maybe we should change it to "In Whatever We Trust" because that would make just as much sense.
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Female 157
You all make some good points. I still don`t want to pledge my allegiance to a government totally when I have other values and ideals that I believe in, just as I assume everyone does too. Why not just get rid of the pledge of allegiance all together? Maybe that is what the discussion should be about.
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Male 2,143
There is no god,our country seems to have forgotten the truth....actually,it seems all politicians have forgotten the truth...Fox news,too.
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Male 878
zzzzz
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Male 15,832
Actually, that depicts the time when liberty triumphed over liberalism.
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Male 1,048
drat all the gods. show me your power or get out of my world!
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Male 4,286
"CrakrJak, thats obviously a BS statistic."

Gallup is the only polling that I trust. CrakrJak just used his own word: "Support". The Gallop question was, The inscription "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins - Approve or Disapprove."
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Male 694
CrakrJak, thats obviously a BS statistic. not even 90% of the US is religious, so whether or not those results are the actual results doesnt matter, since if EVERYONE in the US voted it would have been MAYBE 30%...
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Male 17,512
I used to have a 1798 `Liberty` cent. It didn`t have `In God We Trust` on it either, which is no big deal. The motto wasn`t put on US coins until 1864 and we then only stamped it on 1 and 2 cent pieces, until 1873 when it was stamped on all US coins.

In 2011 the House of Representatives passed an additional resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States, in a 396-9 vote. 90% of Americans support the inscription "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins in a 2003 Gallup poll.
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Male 1,810
@swoop408. See the small silver plug embedded in the middle ?? This is one of the earliest US coins minted, and the silver plug was an experiment. Only a few were made, and even fewer exist today...very, very rare.

Also, inb4 pro/anti atheist sh*tstorm....
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Male 5,811
@Holygod: Thank you, I was about to say that. If everyone interprets scripture, then why have priests/bishops/cardinals, etc. if EVERYONE is an expert on scripture?
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Male 7,909
"in reality every single person subjectively interprets the scripture and laws in their own way"

Exactly. They cherry pick which rules to follow and which parts affirm their own personal opinions and biases.
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Male 7,909
Francakes
"What is the big deal?"

Well, first, for a fairly large portion of the population that is akin to saying "in tinkerbell we trust".

Second of all I don`t like people taking responsibility or power out of their own hands. Especially the leaders in our country that actually have the ability to control things. It scares me when they are basically saying, well we trust god to handle things. Anybody who has paid attention for the last few thousand years wouldn`t trust god to do anything.
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Male 340
Otto... that`s a stupid opinion. YOU may think everybody who follows the same religious sect believes in the same god, but in reality every single person subjectively interprets the scripture and laws in their own way. NOBODY believes in the same exact god.
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Male 4,286
Where did you learn that Francakes? "In God we Trust" was a knee jerk reaction to the McCarthy communist witch hunt. We didn`t want to look like those Atheist communists. Something about congress turns them all into a bunch of children.
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Male 438
"God can be whatever. God is different for everyone."

Francakes,

If the definition of God can be "whatever" and it is different for everyone than it is meaningless in its definition and should be removed.
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Female 157
They added in God We Trust as a result of World War II`s vicious Imperialism and people`s fear of the idea of giving allegiance to a country because of the evil it can cause under the wrong leadership. in God We Trust basically is the acknowledging that even governments are beneath a higher judgement and are not infallible. God can be whatever. God is different for everyone. What is the big deal? I rather respect the humbleness of our political pledge.
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Male 7,909
People errantly say that we are a christian nation founded by christians on christian principles. But all the religion seeped in in the last 60 years.
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Male 1,754
That sold for over a million? What in the drating hell?!?
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Male 4,286
E pluribus Unum (Out of many, one) was a lot better motto for the US. In God We Trust is a pathetic motto for a country.
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Male 3,894
It wasn`t until the 50`s until we got "In God we trust" on our currency and "under God" in our pledge of allegiance.

They should be amended back out.
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Male 14,330
Still like the Fugio Cent beter....




Designed by Ben Franklin.
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Male 5,811
...Until they added that "In God We Trust" bullpoo. But, ah, memories...
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Male 6,737
Link: 1792: When Science Triumphed God In The US [Pic] [Rate Link] - Incidently, this coin has just sold for $1.15 million. Sweet.
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