[quote=GoodKnight1443]There is no provision in the Constitution that calls for separation of Church and State. Law respecting odor or
*]If there is separation of Church and State who doe sall our currency bear the words “In God we Trust?”
*]Why does each session of Congress begin with a prayer?
*]Thomas Jefferson’s famous “wall of separation” between church and state comment was made in a letter to a group of Baptist clergymen January 1, 1802 in Danbury, Connecticut, who feared the Congregationalists Church would become the state-sponsored religion. Jefferson assured the Danbury Baptist Association that the First Amendment guaranteed that there would be no establishment of any one denomination over another. It was never intended for our governing bodies to be “separated” from Christianity and its principles. The “wall” was understood as one directional; its purpose was to protect the church from the state. The world was not to corrupt the church, yet the church was free to teach the people Biblical values. It keeps the government from running the church but makes sure that Christian principles will always stay in government.
[/list]1. If there is separation of Church and State who doe sall our currency bear the words “In God we Trust?”
The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase received many appeals from devout persons throughout the country, urging that the United States recognize the Deity on United States coins. From Treasury Department records, it appears that the first such appeal came in a letter dated November 13, 1861. It was written to Secretary Chase by Rev. M. R. Watkinson, Minister of the Gospel from Ridleyville, Pennsylvania.
- Why does the Pledge of Allegiance bear the words “under God?”
***Worried that orations used by “godless communists” sound similar to the Pledge of Allegiance, religious leaders lobby lawmakers to insert the words “under God” into the pledge. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, fearing an atomic war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, joins the chorus to put God into the pledge. *****Congress does what he asks, and the revised pledge reads: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Source: The Associated Press and Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.
There is a fine line when it comes to Church and State. You have to remember that when the Constitution was written and currency formed (As the USA) that the majority of people were religious in one way or another, the majority of them Christian. Today over 95% of the worlds population believes in God within their own beliefs. With the freedom of religion and the amount of immigrants continually coming here from other countries we now have a large mixture of religion therefore we cannot allow prayer in school because how would you control it or separate it between other religions and that who don’t believe in religion. When I was in high school we would have a moment of silence after the Pledge to allow any to say a prayer to them. I am not knocking beliefs but know it can never go back.