Fight to Remove Engraving

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a law suit to block the engraving of “In God We Trust” at the Capital Visitor Center in Washington D.C.  The full story can be read here.

I do have one problem with some of their figures.

“’In God We Trust’ excludes and treats as outsiders the millions of adult Americans, including as many as 15% of all adults, who are not religious, i.e., atheists, agnostics, skeptics and freethinkers, none of whom possesses a belief in a god; the mandated language diminishes nonbelievers by making god-belief synonymous with citizenship,” the foundation’s complaint states.

The problem I have is with the 15%.  My guess is they are pulling numbers from the ARIS poll that came out earlier this year.  That number (15%) does not accurately portray the number of those who are “not religious.”  More can be read on that here.

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