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"In God We Trust"
« on: August 21, 2015, 01:23:06 PM »
That is the quote on the back of all the sheriff cars in Buchanan County Missouri now.  A private organization paid for it.  Sheriff says he has received no complains and is happy as punch to have them.  So I guess when the cops kill you for being unarmed they can point to the quote and say, "God, the black guy is yours now".
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 02:24:16 PM »
Nick, can you contextualize this a little bit?

The sheriff is happy to have complaints, or happy to have the quote on the cars? Do you know what organization provided the funds? Did this get put to a vote, was there opportunity for debate or discussion, or was it done without public input?
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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 03:13:26 PM »
Sheriff was glad to have the stickers for the cars.  An organization out of Branson, Mo. paid for them.  Was not named but Branson is where old people go for religious shows. No vote.  Only reported in the local paper today.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 03:40:18 PM »
Stealth evangelism. Pathetic really.
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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 03:56:18 PM »
Sounds to me like the sheriff is most likely a Christian.   Of course, I could be wrong and maybe there's a different reason why he's especially happy to have the badges I'm not seeing!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 09:47:29 PM »
Sounds to me like the sheriff is most likely a Christian.   Of course, I could be wrong and maybe there's a different reason why he's especially happy to have the badges I'm not seeing!

Most likely a fundy, a liberal christian would respect separation of church and state.  Of course this is Branson, MO we're talking about...
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 10:30:33 PM »
Here's a link from back in July:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/07/22/stone-county-sheriffs-office-missouri-puts-in-god-we-trust-stickers-on-all-vehicles/

Typical Christian privilege which will see any objections as "persecution".
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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2015, 06:44:49 AM »
Sounds to me like the sheriff is most likely a Christian.   Of course, I could be wrong and maybe there's a different reason why he's especially happy to have the badges I'm not seeing!

Most likely a fundy, a liberal christian would respect separation of church and state.  Of course this is Branson, MO we're talking about...

Will take your word for that!  ;)  Admittedly, though I have a rough general idea as to the differences between a fundamentalist christian and a liberal one my personal knowledge isn't any broader than that.  Does strike me that liberal christians are amongst the more reasonable thinking christians though!

And thank you Wright for including that link to that article there.  Certainly is food for thought!
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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2015, 09:23:36 AM »
...if they really trusted in god, what need would there be for police officers?
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2015, 10:28:56 AM »
...if they really trusted in god, what need would there be for police officers?

If they obeyed god, they definitely would not need police officers.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2015, 01:21:40 PM »
...if they really trusted in god, what need would there be for police officers?

If they obeyed god, they definitely would not need police officers.

If they obeyed their god they'd realize such a symbol is against their god since they, at least in the US, idolize it. They idolize the symbol not the god they think it's about.

It's as if without the symbol(s) they would be godless.

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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 02:16:24 PM »
Well, if they really trusted in God then they would not need guns.
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Re: "In God We Trust"
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 07:37:07 PM »
Well, if they really trusted in God then they would not need guns.

Yeah, they should just walk through tough neighborhoods and back alleys and biker bars without weapons, helmets or body armor. Like the native people who did the ghost dance, thinking the spirits would protect them in battle and the white people's bullets would not hurt them. They died, of course, but they had faith.

Unlike these "Christian" cops.  :P
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2015, 11:51:21 AM »
This also happened in Greene county Missouri, and based on some of the links in a google search, several other counties in Missouri.

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2015/05/26/answer-man-decided-put-god-trust-cars/27985807/