Fwd: Agree Or Delete

What is the world coming to?????????

Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 10:48 AM
Subject: Agree Or Delete

> This is by a daughter of a murdered couple in Raytown, MO, who had a Bible
and Bookstore on 63rd street.
> Just one more example:
> When I had to testify at the murder trial of my parents a week ago, I
> was asked to raise my right hand. The bailiff started out "Do you swear to
tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?"
> I stood there and waited but she said nothing. She said "Do you?"
> I was so stunned I blurted out "What happened to "so help me God'?"
> She came back with "Do you?" I replied yes, but I was perplexed.
> Then the judge said .. "You can say that if you want to."
> I stopped, raised my right hand, and finished with "So help me God!"
> I told my son and daughter that when it came time for them to testify,
they should do the same.
> It's no wonder we have so many problems in this country. If I'd had my
wits about me I'd have told them that taking God out of the courtroom is
only going to result in more criminals and murderers.
> I don't know what can be done about it, but it's time for us to step up
and DO something.
> NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest number
of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the
percentage was the same as this:
> 86% to keep the words, 14% against. That is a pretty 'commanding' public
> I was asked to send this on if I agreed or delete if I didn't.
> Now it is your turn.. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.
> Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess
about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the Pledge of
> Why is the world catering to this 14%?
> If you agree, pass this on, if not, simply delete....


Anonymous said...

Uh, well, our founding fathers - whom these folks so proudly love to point to as the source of all goodness or whatever in our so-called "Democracy" - strongly advocated for separation of church and state.

I don't have time to research the figures in this little diatribe, but I would bet a lot of money that they are inaccurate.

Yet again, these folks just love to victimize themselves. Oh woe is me: I had to say "so help me god" on my own. I am just so downtrodden by all of these satan-worshipping commie/socialist/ hitlerist/ athests!!!! boo hoo

Like: get a life, ya loser.

And P.S. as has been stated here numerous times, the Pledge of Allegiance only had "under God" inserted into it around 1952. It's not like was on the Rosetta stone or Moses' clay tablets or whatever.

Steve said...

The only thing worse than the MRWD emails is the cringe-inducing responses in the comments

SJT said...

I don't follow you Steve. That first comment seems pretty on the money.

CMcD said...

Apparently this one's been making the rounds for a long time, all the while conflating two completely different murder cases. Full story at snopes. So to the AGREE OR DELETE question, I vote DELETE. Er, so help me God!

Marc with a C said...

I agree that we have totally screwed up America by removing God from the courtroom.

Let's just go back to the original Christian method of justice: trial by combat or ordeal.

andrea said...

To the anonymous person who wrote about our for fathers wanting to seperate church and state needs to go back and read their history books. Our for fathers were trying to keep the government from taxing the churches and dictating what they could and could not teach. That provision in the constitution was not to stop Christianity, but was ment to portect us. Our for fathers were puritans.

Anonymous said...

"Our for fathers were puritans."

I believe you mean forefathers, and many of the Founding Fathers were deists and liberal or secular christians.

If you think CSS was just to protect the churches from taxation, you're making what could be described at best as a fairly glib interpretation of CSS. Jefferson made clear in the Danbury Baptist letter that it was to protect other religions from each other as well.

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