Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keep God in America (&) Pray For Our Troops


There seems to be a real danger that God (I assume the owners of this car are referring to the Christian God - this is Ocala, you know) is gonna slip over the border and head to Canada, or God forbid, Mexico! But how are we supposed to keep God here if he/she wants to leave?

And how should we "pray" for our troops?

People are sure funny sometimes!

26 comments:

Olivier said...

faire un grand mur autour des USA ;)) c'est pas très catholique comme slogan

magiceye said...

strange indeed!

Paula said...

Only one bumper sticker on this car? Must be from out of town.
;)

lewi14 said...

You are very philosophical today, Jacob. Admittedly I'm not religious and I can't understand such religious things. But I'm surprised about this slogan on this Japanese (not US-American) car...

cieldequimper said...

Lol, didn't you know? He left a long time ago.

Francisca said...

Oh dear... can't say this kind of sticker inspires tolerance and good will among all of God's creatures! But forgive them... for they do not know... [Such a contrast to what I posted today... a quest for wisdom and compassion.]

Birdman said...

Keep God in America? What's that all about? It'll be a long walk to Canada. Some bumper stickers are very strange indeed.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are right, I agree with your words, people are funny sometimes.
;)
** We used to have a Toyota in Brazil before leaving to Lux.It's a great car!
Léia

Joy said...

That is an interesting sticker, and some might find it thought-provoking. I suppose since there is a law that bans prayers in schools, perhaps the people printed this thought that God is slowly disappearing in America.

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Bob Poris said...

If we really want to support our troops, encourage our kids to enlist NOW or work for a truly universal draft!!! We have asked a tiny number of other’s kids to wage to wars all by themselves, while we do little to fight or really help them. The wounded need more help from both the armed services and the VA. Our representatives do not seem to really care as long as they or their families are not involved in our wars. Let’s get back to where Congress declares war and we all join in or do not go to war!!!!

Francisca said...

PS. @lewi14... I cannot beliiiiieve I did not catch that irony myself!

JM said...

Jacob, I would replace the word funny for weird (to say the least...)! :-)

Jim Klenke said...

Build a wall! That will keep him in...or them out....something like that....maybe.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I agree with Magiceye !!This is so strange !!

ED said...

Perhaps this refers to the current trend away from our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, where God is mentioned by numerous references. Under those "Christian" ideals, all were permitted freedom to believe as they chose. Now, just mention the word "God"--even on a bumper sticker-- and a person is subject to sarcasm, ridicule, and is more often censored. Can't anyone see the new double standard ?

I don't think the bumper sticker conveys things as clearly as they could be conveyed, but it certainly should not be an object of ridicule. The owners are sharing their concern and love for country.

Sharon said...

Just sometimes??

Small City Scenes said...

I suppose we could hogtie him/her and and keep it(?) in the basement---oh but I don't have a basement---mmmmm what to do what to do.
I'll think of something. MB

Lois said...

I try to ignore these bumper stickers because they make no sense to me.

Daryl said...

I had no idea 'God' might move elsewhere .. where in America is she living?

Halcyon said...

I think this person is pretty selfish not to want to share god with anyone else! Isn't that the point of "god", that he's there for everyone. Even (GASP) people who do not live in the US? :S

Jarart said...

I think Halcyon said what I was thinking. Strange indeed.

Memphis MOJO said...

God can't leave without a passport, can he?

I can imagine the immigration officials:
Sir, you're trying to enter Canada, and your passport says you're God. Would you step over it the far line? We'd like to talk to you more.

EG Wow said...

I'm always amazed when Americans think God is on their side and only on THEIR side.

OK, backing away slowly...turning...and running!

Jacob said...

@ Joy - You are mistaken or misinformed. There is no law that bans prayer in public schools. The US Constitution forbids the establishment of a religion, but all are free to believe or worship or pray as they wish.

Public schools, being "government" schools are thus forbidden by our Constitution to adopt or promote the trappings of any specific religion. Thus, a school principal cannot offer prayers (from any religion) as part of the school's activity.

The children, however, are perfectly free to pray as much as they like...they can pray from the moment they arrive at school until the moment they depart the school. They just can't stand up and require everyone to join them in their prayers.

Private religious schools, of course, are not bound by the establishment clause because they are not "public" schools funded by the taxpayers.

becky said...

It is interesting...I like what Halcyon & lewi14 said.

Sybil said...

I'm heartened by some of the open-minded comments but fearful of the fringe that feel God personally back, prefers and probably IS American.

Oh and that while the U.S. declares that folk are free to worship as they wish ... just try to build a Mosque 2 blocks from ground zero and they show their true colours ...

Cheers from Canada.

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