The Bible is under attack by Atheists trying to remove it from this one important place


Atheists have been waging a war on the Bible, making bogus “separation of church and state” claims.

But this time they’ve crossed the line.

Because they just demanded the Bible be removed from the one place it belongs.

Last year, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. put up a display to honor American POWs and veterans that are missing in action from World War II.

The display showed a Bible on a table with dinner utensils, but an empty chair where the POW or MIA veteran would be.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an atheist group, complained about the Bible in the display.

The atheist group then pressured the hospital to remove the Bible from the display, and the hospital caved and moved the Bible to a glass display elsewhere in the hospital.

But now the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is saying that is still not enough and that the Bible needs to be removed completely.

Christian Headlines writes:

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., last year allowed a museum-like “Missing Man Display” to be assembled to honor the nation’s POWs and missing veterans.

The display involved an empty chair at a kitchen table, with a plate, drinking glass, candle, flower, American flag and salt shaker sitting atop a table cloth, WMUR reported. A Bible that was carried by a POW in World War II also was part of the display, but it was removed after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Veteran Paul Martin and his Northeast POW-MIA Network were in charge of the display.

“That Bible is not just a religious artifact — that some people would say they’re stuffing religion down my throat,” Martin told WMUR. “What it means is this guy held on to a lot of faith and hope, family and trust in this nation that they would do everything they possibly could to bring him home.”

The hospital transferred the Bible from the Missing Man Display, which is behind ropes out in the open, to a protected case behind glass. That is just as problematic to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which says 14 veterans have complained.

“That is still a Christian Bible,” Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, told WMUR. “It is still promoting — particularly in the surrounding aspect of the POW-MIA remembrance, one of the most sacred things you could do in the military — one faith over another faith.”

This shows the real issue with atheist organizations like the MRFF.

As soon as they get their way, their list of demands grow longer.

In this case, it wasn’t enough that the Bible was removed from the display honoring POWs and veterans that are MIA. They didn’t want the Bible to be seen at all.

Atheists don’t merely want to make Christianity a footnote of history, they want to blot it out entirely.

And to do that they are trying to write a false version of American history that doesn’t include the Bible being a critical part of the fabric of our society.

But as much as these radical atheists don’t want to admit it, the Bible was a part of standard carry for World War II soldiers.

Many of them carried steel-covered Bibles in their left chest pockets to protect their hearts – literally and figuratively.

So the best way the display could honor POWs and MIA veterans would be to give homage to the book that brought solace to countless soldiers through the darkest time in human history.

Do you think the Bible should be displayed to honor World War II veterans? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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  2. We can stop all this right now. The Constitution gives the people the power.

    We, each individual citizen of America, are the government. The 2 billion rounds of ammo that the Obama administration bought belongs to us. All government property firearms, ammo, ect. belongs to every U.S. citizen. All government buildings belong to U.S. citizens. We are the government. The people we elect are stewards, elected to watch over our assets. If they do not do their jobs lets’ fire them. Your Fired! Vote these commies out of office. If they turn against the citizens then we invoke the 2nd amendment and do what the founding fathers intend us to do. We take back our country.

    We are a REPUBLIC, not a Democracy. We vote for people to be stewards thru the electoral process. If these elected officials go against the principles contained in the Constitution, the minority, must be U.S. citizens, has the right to take up arms against them. Most of the majority of Citizens are hard working and don’t follow what the stewards that they elect are doing. That’s when the MINORITY, must be U.S. CITIZENS, takes over. We hold the stewards that we elect to their oath of office. We use their voting record as proof that they are going against the Constitution and violating their oath of office. We put them on trial by electing out own judges within the minority since we are a REPUBLIC. If found guilty we revoke their CITIZENSHIP and deport them. If they come back to our COUNTRY we give them life imprisonment or execute them.

    In a democracy, whatever the people desire is what becomes policy. Therefore, if a majority of the people decide that murder is no longer a crime, in a democracy murder will no longer be a crime. However, not so in the American republic: in our republic, murder will always be a crime, for murder is always a crime in the WORD of GOD. It is this immutable foundation that has given our republic such enduring stability, for since man at his core does not change, he continues to need the same restraints today that he needed when the BIBLE was written thousands of years ago. It is the rights and wrongs revealed in the BIBLE that have provided the moral and institutional standards for our REPUBLIC.
    Taken from Keys To Good Government according to the founding fathers by DAVID BARTON

    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.

    At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”

    People who don’t believe in God are pushing CHAOS upon Good godlike people. These are the people who have a set agenda and are trying to destroy us. (Fake news, ect.) All laws come from GOD not MAN. (The Ten Commandments) You don’t believe in God therefore, you don’t believe in any law. You are therefore not a law abiding CITIZEN since all our laws come from GOD. Non-believers Quit pushing CHAOS on the American public. Quit trying to control American citizens.

    Why would anyone even try to destroy a baby’s life or even try to take away a baby’s life? Why would anyone try to destroy America? These people either have a hatred for law a biding citizens who have done nothing wrong in there lives or want to own us and control our way of thinking. These people are sick and are using our government for their own personal gain. This has to be stopped. Their play on words has to be stopped. Could it be that they have been brainwashed or held hostage by some terrorist Organization, or maybe Drug Cartel group. We the people (we are the government they work for us as stewards) must put a stop to this and restore the original meaning of our U.S. Constitution.

    Jesus Christ said, “Seek the truth it will set you free!”.

    This is what they are doing to America Right now. Links below. They don’t want you to know what they are doing. Be attentive for all of us must work to stop them.

  3. We have to STOP this invasion to take away our CHRISTIAN RIGHTS! People wake up & don’t let atheists take away our RIGHTS! God bless America! Christians we have to stop being every ones friend! it doesn’t work! I remember when we were given pocket New Testaments at school. I don’t remember the organization I’m sure you older folks like me remember what I’m talking about & now kids can’t even read their Bibles during their break times in some schools! the HOLY BIBLE is part of AMERICAN HISTORY & we have to keep it at it’s place of honor!

  4. Atheists fear religion, mainly Christianity because they are afraid they might be wrong and dont want to admit it so they fight to keep the rest of us to have it in our lives !

  5. When it comes to the OUTRAGEOUS DEMANDS made by Atheists, and Communists in America seeking to destroy The American Way…I suggest we take former First Lady, Nancy Reagan’s advice…AND JUST SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. You can’t change history. If World War II soldiers carried Bibles in their pockets or backpacks, then a display honoring Work War II veterans should include a Bible. I don’t understand why a small majority of people feel they can take away the rights of the majority. You can’t please everyone and I don’t think we should try.

  7. I don’t care what the atheist say or want they can all go to hell put the Bible back this is a Christian nation always has been always will be that is why this nation is so prosperous the devil he is the author of confusion that’s what’s Going on

  8. There are no atheist in a fox hole during combat, nor hitting the beach in WWll.
    They are all praying to God.
    Give it a try Kaci.

  9. Leave the BIBLE where it is supposed to be, Tell the atheist to go scratch themselves. This is still a christian nation. I dont care what OBBAMO says, he is just plum wrong.

  10. Same here. They are welcome to try to make me get rid of mine since it’s none of their business just as it’s none of their business what’s in the picture they’re whining about.

  11. If Atheist are correct, this is it , then you die. You are no more.
    Then Why would you waste a single moment worrying about Christians doing anything.
    Atheist should work on Fun Fun Fun, making money and enjoying
    Their life. Seems to me , If I were , I would only worry about enjoying this life.
    Atheists are a joke, they do have a religion it is called. Satanism

  12. Freedom of religion is not the same thing as freedom from religion. Athiests have the right not to choose the Bible but not the right to take it from those who choose to believe

  13. This is getting totally ridiculous leave the Bible alone it’s a book of god if you don’t like the book don’t look at it don’t read it but that doesn’t mean you should be able to remove it from anything either. This is what Hitler did he removed all the books he didn’t like so people could be informed about things.

  14. Just because all soldiers are not Christians, doesn’t mean there aren’t any that are. Why shouldn’t Christian soldiers have a display in a museum? Christians have every right to be represented. And please tell me, what are the benefits to not being a Christian?!

  15. This Nation has always been a JUDEO-CHRISTIAN nation. No matter, both believe in the God of Abraham, ISAAC, and Jacob. The Christian Bible contains the complete Tanakh (the Jewish Bible.

  16. Vicki,
    The benefits of being an atheist is eternal death in a lake of fire. But, never dead , always feeling the pain .
    That’s a bad choice.

  17. I guarantee you Kaci, when our fathers hit the beach and ran for cover from the shelling and machine gunning, they were praying, regardless whether they were religious beforehand or not. When they were trying to get deeper into the safety of a fox hole, if they had a bible they grasped it for comfort. And if they didn’t have one, they wished they did. They prayed to the only person who could help them, the Lord almighty. The Bible belongs in that display. Ask the men that preserved our freedom. They are the only ones that have the right to decide what’s in that display.

  18. These activists are so deceived! They are trying to impose their unbelief on others and they will fail! One day they will realize there is a God and they will find out that without Him, they will lose everything and spend an eternity in Hell, separated from Him forever! So sad!

  19. It’s about time we remove these people from The USA.all government people who go against the constitution need to be executed.RLB

  20. The reason these groups are so successful in destroying our traditions of Christianity is because people give in to them at the first sign of a complaint. Christians are the majority! STOP GIVING IN TO THESE BULLIES!

  21. Atheists are the front runners of the Devil, trying to sway and gather as many souls as they can, before God Returns to gather his children and take them home to heaven, we are Not only a Christian Nation but a nation that believes in God the Father as the creator of all things, and the Bible is the Guide we live by, that gives comfort and hope for the future, and let’s you know your never alone, no matter where you are, especially in the battle fields, when their seems to be no hope, the first thing most Soldiers say is God please help me through this. So Atheists we don’t try to force you to believe in God, so why don’t you just go to Hell and stop trying to gather souls for the Devil, Leave True Christians and Believers alone and the Bible, The Bible is God Promises to all who will listen.

  22. What can we Christians expect from a bunch of brain dead retards who think GOD doesn’t exist, KARMA strikes in unusual places and GOD doesn’t forget

  23. Kaci, no one is assuming that. Keep an open mind, even all you anti-Christians. All you ‘anti’ people are ruining this United States of America. If you don’t like what you find in this country, then you have the privilege of leaving. PLEASE DO. —

  24. Amen ! Amen ! Amen ! And the first ones who should STOP GIVING IN to all such absurd demands are the members of Congress. —

  25. I think we as Christians need to band together and march on Washington just as the liberals and atheist Bible hatters do, and tell this deamon filled Congress we are taking back our freedoms.

  26. The atheists/libs/muslims are all in satan’s army. We know that God wins. There will be none of them in Heaven. They will know the moment they die that they are screwed for eternity

  27. I read about a man who didn’t believe in God and was trying to convince another man who was a Christian. The first man said there is no God, no Heaven and when you die you just die. The second man said “OK suppose you are right and I’m wrong. What does that do to me? Nothing. I just die. Now suppose I’m right and you are wrong. What does that do to you?

  28. The Bible should be displayed as much and as often as possible. How else will our young generation become acquainted with the traditional values which uphold our country!

  29. I find it quite interesting that many in this country claim they do not believe in God, but when they die at their funeral they all go to Heaven. Now if someone dose not believe in God while living, why would the family think they go to Heaven?? If there is no God then there is no heaven or he’ll. This country has been blessed by God in the past as God was honored by most. Now so many want God out, school children have suffered loss, babies are being killed by the thousands, liberals are promoting immoral life styles, they believe God loving people are haters. It is because of the God fearing people that this country has been blessed. Remove God completely from this country and America will lose very quickly, freedoms will be lost. Christians need to wake up and take our country back. Christianity is the only belief that offers true forgiveness for sins. Moslim religion kills for unbelief, sins. No love there.

  30. So we’re going to take away millions of people’s iconic book, just because a few Non believers don’t like it. Guess they don’t understand if you don’t believe Gods holy word, that the Bible would be worthless to them until the repent and believe. It’s just another book if you don’t believe it. So atheists what is your problem? Just because you remove the Bible people are not going to stop believing in God. The word of Godis in the believers heart.

  31. The only thing God forgets is your sins you committed before you accepted him as your savior. He puts them in the sea of forgetfulness remember..

  32. The word of God is in the believers hearts so if you do not like it take a boat ride with a hole in the boat, who cares i don’t

  33. Yes the bible should be displayed every day every where and the one thing I am thinking here is this,the bible been here long before these people were.ever thought about how can they rule this decision.

  34. I am a decorated Vietnam combat veteran who can attest to the Bible ‘s presence in large numbers among the men who fought in the Vietnam war. If a man went there not believing, either his buddy or everyday life in combat helped him look to the word of God (The Bible) for help. I suspect the anti-Bible group is a small faction. What happened to majority rule Democracy?

  35. Fuzzy, why would Christians need a foxhole? If they truly believe in a god, then wouldn’t he/she/it protect them from gunfire without hiding in a foxhole?

  36. How can you guarantee that when there are Atheists who survived and debunked that?

    One just doesn’t automatically believe there is a god just because they fear death. It doesn’t work like that. As an ex Sunday school teacher who has faced death, I didn’t revert back to my sheepish ways.

    Please stop talking about things you don’t know.

  37. Do you understand that you are doing exactly what are Forefathers were against? By having different views than you is exactly what America is all about. America is built on people having the right to say what they want AND to live together doing so. We dont kick native born American citizens out of this country just because our views are different.

  38. No Colleen, not every WWII vets carried the bible. There were Jewish, Mormons, Buddists, Atheists and other religions along with Christians fighting together in the war. So to make that statement that every vet had a bible in his would be a lie.

    Great thing about this great country, we don’t work on majority or mob rules. We go by what is right for everyone including the minority.

  39. That myth really needs to stop being repeated as fact. This is not a Christian nation, never was. Even our Forefathers were not all Christians.

  40. If Christians are correct why do they worry about what the Atheists say or do? Should your god be enough for you? You should be singing, dancing and having fun with your god and not worry about what other non Christians are doing. Or is being a Christian not enough for you?

  41. The VA did not learn a lesson. Let the progressive left get the nose of the camel under the tent, and it isn’t long before they want to show you what the rest of the camel looks like.

  42. Should Muslims soldiers, who fought along side with Christians in the same war, have a display in a museum as well?

    What are the benefits of being a Christian? It is not like being a Christian stops bad things from happening to you or stops you from death. So what is so good about being a Christian? What can you do that I can’t?

  43. So all native born Americans who dont think like you, should be kicked out of the United States?

    THAT thinking right there is actually against the Constitution. But what do I know, I’m just a native born American who has read the Constitution and studied it.

  44. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t recall anyone trying to burn the bible. Not the same thing as what Hilter did. We just one of two things to happen, either represent other religions as well or remove this one. That doesn’t’ mean burn it and it isn’t taking anything away from you personally.

    I want you to think about something before you post again on this matter. What if it was the Quran instead of the bible on display, what would your thoughts be then? Would you still want the Quran to be on display with no bible in sight?

  45. “They are all going to hell, unless they repent.”

    So why do you care where we are going after we die? Shouldn’t you be worried about yourself? It isn’t like you know without any doubt where you are going to end up if there is an afterlife.

  46. Michael a vet, let me get this straight, you pray to your god, so that he can grant you wishes?

  47. “It’s about time we remove these people from The USA.all government people who go against the constitution need to be executed.RLB”

    Isn’t that exactly how ISIS thinks?

    Please explain to me how voicing our opinion and following the Constitution that there will be no one religion represented by our government is against the Constitution.

    I’ll wait.

  48. FYI: Athiesians don’t believe in satan anymore then they believe there is a god. That is what Atheism stands for, disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods (that would include satan). Since Christians made up satan and Atheists don’t believe in Christianity, then the same thing would apply to your satan.

  49. FYI: Karma is a Hinduism and Buddhism belief, not a Christian belief. Please keep your religions straight.

  50. American doesn’t work under majority rules. If you recall history, the majority was against ending slavery, was against civil rights, was against giving women the right to vote. It is when you go against the majority rule and stand for what is right for everyone, then we all win.

  51. “I think we as Christians need to band together and march on Washington just as the liberals and atheist Bible hatters do, and tell this deamon filled Congress we are taking back our freedoms.”

    Well, that is your right as a citizen of the United States, but you will also bring expert Constitutional lawyers who would point out how wrong you are. Your rights end where mine being. Simple terms, you have the right to swing your fists up until your fist hits me. So while you have the right to your opinion, you do not have the right to decide what is right for me. The Constitution clearly states that this nation is not a one religion nation and to imply differently is against the very essence of our being.

  52. Bill, Atheists do not fear religion, that is just silly. Atheists also do not try to convert anyone. If you want to believe in your god, do so, but don’t force others to do the same. By having a bible alone with no other religions to represent the fallen soldiers, you are forcing your religion on others. I want you to just imagine for a moment how you would feel if only the Quran was representing the fallen vets and no other religion. Does that make you fear the Quran or just mad that your religion isn’t also represented?

  53. It isn’t the bible that we object to, it is the fact that only one religion is representing all fallen vets. Our fight would be the same if any other religion (even Atheism, though Atheism isn’t a religion) was the only one representing the soldiers who died for our great nation where all religions live together. We want more than just one religion to be representing them or no religions at all representing them. It is that simple.

    And just by presenting the bible doesn’t mean that all will believe in it. If the “word” is in your hearts, then why do you need a bible on display to show your faith?

  54. “The only thing God forgets is your sins you committed before you accepted him as your savior. He puts them in the sea of forgetfulness remember..”

    Except when he judges you after you die.

  55. It is time for The Who truly believe in God and everything he has done for us to stand up against the people who want to destroy him and his believers. There are so few of them compared to believes, just stand up to them and say no to their demands, NO, NO.

  56. “Government can’t serve everyone in the community when it endorses one faith over others. That sends the clear message that some are second-class citizens…” –Reverend Barry Lynn, former Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Journalist Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State writes about Veterans Day: “It’s a time to remember the sacrifices all veterans have made to keep our country safe. And I do mean *all* veterans. Each and every one deserves our thanks on this day.

    “Yet it seems lately that only some veterans are getting that recognition and gratitude. Around the country, disputes have popped up over alleged memorials to veterans that don’t, in fact, honor all veterans. These displays honor only some veterans – the Christian ones.

    “That’s because they’re crosses. This issue is playing out most recently in Bladensburg, Md., a suburb of Washington, DC, where a towering cross at a busy intersection had become the focus of a legal battle that has reached the Supreme Court.

    “The 40-foot-tall cross was erected in 1925 to honor veterans of World War I. In this case, the cross remembers 49 local men who died in the war. We don’t know their religious affiliations, but we do know that men and women of many faiths and none served in the Great War, and we know that all deserve to be honored and remembered.

    “Yet time and again, we are told that a cross memorializes everyone. Some people will go to great lengths to make strange arguments. An enormous cross on Mount Soledad near San Diego that was originally erected for clearly religious purposes – Easter sunrise services – was later retroactively rebranded as a war memorial. Federal courts were not fooled. Litigation dragged on for many years, but the cross, originally on public property, is now in private hands.

    “…years ago, a flap erupted in Knoxville, Iowa, after Americans United objected to residents’ plan to erect a display containing a cross as a war memorial. Many people in town were angry at us. They seemed to be incapable of looking inwardly and asking why they were so intent on erecting a memorial that didn’t include all of the veterans they claimed to cherish.

    “The cross is not just an interesting geometric pattern. It’s the predominant symbol of the Christian faith. It has power and meaning – for Christians. It is not a generic symbol for memorializing the dead. It simply can’t play that role, and it’s offensive to all, Christians and non-Christians alike, to try to force it to.

    “Our military, like larger society, is diverse in matters of faith. Public memorials should recognize that fact. On this day especially, let’s redouble our efforts to ensure that all of our veterans, no matter their religious or philosophical views, receive the recognition and honor they so richly deserve.”

    According to Rob Boston: “Ten Commandments Displays Are Great For Houses Of Worship. Government, Not So Much.”

    The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (meaning the government can’t favor one religion over another) nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

    “…respecting an establishment of religion,” in a broader sense of the word, really does mean freedom of belief. Thomas Jefferson was laissez-faire (“hands-off!”) towards all belief and disbelief, not caring whether his neighbor believes in twenty gods or no god. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected, Bibles would be confiscated, churches would be closed down, etc. Clearly, that didn’t happen. Secularists are NOT atheists.

    People are free to believe or disbelieve in whatever they want, the government is laissez-faire on all belief and disbelief.”

    I told pro-life Christian friends, Jim and Liza Frey, that Nativity scenes are fine on private property, but on public property, it sends the wrong message to religious minorities (including atheists and agnostics). It tells them the government is favoring one set of beliefs over another. It tells them they are not welcome here and that their faith isn’t as important as the majority faith.

    It’s coercion when it forces the government to recognize an establishment of religion, or more broadly, favoring one set of beliefs or disbeliefs over another. Again, Thomas Jefferson didn’t care whether his neighbor believed in twenty gods or no god. There’s a difference between Christians holding a rally in Balboa Park proclaiming “In God we trust” versus placing it as a state-sponsored slogan on coins and currency.

    Yes, Americans are free to believe or disbelieve in whatever they want! They’re free to religiously express themselves any way they want, too! They just can’t use the *government* to accomplish it — it can’t be state-sponsored.

    In Lee v. Weisman (1992), the Court ruled that prayers at public school graduation ceremonies are an establishment of religion.

    Conservative Christians are confusing the mere *absence* of religion in an area where it doesn’t belong or merely it isn’t state-sponsored with censorship! They claim the absence of religion indicates pressure from atheists. Why doesn’t the presence of religion indicate persons imposing their religion on others?!

    There is no “anti-religious left-ism” as conservative Christians claim. Thomas Jefferson was laissez-faire towards all belief and disbelief, not caring whether his neighbor believed in twenty gods or no god. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected president, Bibles would be confiscated, churches would be closed down, etc. Clearly, that didn’t happen. Secularists are not atheists.

    The First Amendment says Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So theists are free to express themselves, as are atheists: it just can’t be state-sponsored.

    Conservative Christians argue it’s wrong “to deny religious expression from people of faith…” I agree with them. Yes, theists have the right to express themselves, as do atheists, it just can’t be state-sponsored. When theistic slogans like “in God We Trust” are placed on coins and currency, then it’s state-sponsored and violates the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

    I’ve asked conservative Christians before, as a thought experiment, (since Christians claim to “cover” or “do unto others…”):

    If you were living in a country where over ninety percent of the county were atheist, would opposing atheistic slogans on coins and currency be “denying anti-religious expression from people opposed to faith…” ? Would you want atheistic slogans representing the majority disbelief on coins and currency, or would you prefer the government remain religion-neutral towards all belief and disbelief, laissez-faire or “hands-off” and not take sides on whether there are twenty gods or no god, etc… ?

    The First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (meaning the government can’t favor one religion over another) nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

    “…respecting an establishment of religion,” in a broader sense of the word, really does mean freedom of belief. Thomas Jefferson was laissez-faire (“hands-off!”) towards all belief and disbelief, not caring whether his neighbor believes in twenty gods or no god. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected, Bibles would be confiscated, churches would be closed down, etc. Clearly, that didn’t happen. Secularists are NOT atheists.

    We’re NOT talking about radical Islam and beheadings, but about Muslim Americans and persons merely mistakenly perceived to be Muslim (e.g., Sikhs, Hindus, Bahai’s and Buddhists) facing discrimination here in the United States.

    The Department of Justice noted that it has investigated over a thousand hate crimes and other acts of discrimination against faith groups since September 11th, 2001. This disturbing trend correlates to a steady rise in crimes committed against Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim. The real 2014 total of anti-Muslim hate crimes could be as many as six thousand or more.

    In February 2016, a still-unidentified suspect broke into a Minneapolis mosque and vandalized it. Earlier this month, a Spokane, Wash., man broke into a local Sikh gurdwara and caused $35,000 worth of damage; he told police he believed he had discovered a mosque affiliated with ISIS. And a Buddhist monk was recently attacked in Oregon after a man mistook him for a Muslim.

    The Lincoln County Commission in North Carolina Chair Carrol Mitchem told local news outlets that he has no intention of allowing any non-Christians to offer invocations before commission meetings because Christians constitute a majority in the United States. “I don’t need no Arab or Muslim or whoever telling me what to do or us here in the county what to do about praying,” Mitchem said. “If they don’t like it, stay the hell away.”

    That is what religious discrimination actually looks like. It’s a far cry from asking bakers to obey public accommodation laws. Joseph Callahan commented along these lines on the Huffington Post:

    “It is pretty hard now days to turn on the television or open a newspaper without hearing about ‘the war on Christianity’ and see devout believers lamenting on how horribly they are ‘persecuted’ in America today. With gay marriage, abortion and atheists removing God from every aspect of the government, it seems pretty obvious that we secular citizens are using separation of church and state as a new battlefield against religion. How horrible a life American Christians must be forced to live.

    “In Iran, Christians are being executed for their faith. In Myanmar, you can be thrown in prison just for owning a Bible. In North Korea, well, you face death just for believing any god exists. The 2015 report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) shows that thirteen million people have fled seven countries (Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic (CAR), Eritrea, Burma, and Afghanistan). Many of those displaced are Christians, and mostly due to fear of violence and/or death.

    “The Bible, and distributing it, is restricted in over fifty countries worldwide, and spreading the gospel will land you in jail or executed in many of those. But none of this compares to the wholly American horror of (possibly) being forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding! How could we compare the American ‘war on Christianity’ to the Christians (and other religious beliefs) persecuted worldwide? I mean, our own little bubble, and our own discomforts in the first world are all that really matter. The rest of the world isn’t us, so we shouldn’t compare ourselves to them, right?

    “In America today, you can proudly say, ‘I’m a Christian’ and carry a Bible with you everywhere you go. You can go to any church you want to without being arrested. You can say anything you want! You can even proclaim that you worship the Giant Spaghetti Monster, and all the persecution you will receive is strange looks from some people.’

    “Yet, in this, one of the most religiously tolerant nations, Christians are screaming persecution just because our laws are changing to embrace everyone’s belief structure. By not allowing one faith to force their beliefs down our legal throats, the country has launched a “war” on (one specific) faith.”

    Anyone perceived to be Muslim, like Sikhs, Hindus, Bahai’s and Buddhists, often face the same discrimination. Religious minorities in this country are merely asking for the same level of consideration and equal treatment given to Christians.

    It was reported in the Indo-American press in either the ’90s or 2000s that a coalition of Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains were going to court to demand a completely religion-neutral society, which does not favor one religion over another, nor one set of beliefs or disbeliefs over another.

  57. You are entitled to your beliefs and I am entitled to mine. I prefer to go with facts versus going along with archaic beliefs just because relatives did. I would rather be a loner than be a sheep.

  58. My Grand-Daddy was a War Hero. He said these words to me: “THERE AIN’T NO ATHEIST IN A FOX HOLE” ……Allow the “BIBLE’ to stay right where it is. Grandma Said: “IF IT AIN’T BROKE? DON’T FIX IT.” UNDERSTOOD. …….(Honestly, I think Atheist’s do not understand many people need something to hold onto. Something to help them be better human beings. I guess a reason to follow the rules for living a decent life. If you take those rules away? Then there is no reason to be a good human being. For that reason alone we should allow the “Bible” to stay where it is.) I don’t think you understand the chaos that would ensue without it? No reason to be good? No reason not to kill? etc.

  59. You need an archaic book to tell you what is right or wrong? I just common sense. But you do you.

  60. May I ask what is wrong with me keeping my book? I do like your thought. You do you. I will do me. LOL … There are many folks out there that would do unthinkable things if they were not afraid of going to Hell for doing them. That is where Common Sense has no place. You would be very surprised at how many folks have ZERO Common Sense. I wish you much Peace and Love and Understanding.

  61. Do you honestly believe that the thought of going to hell is what really stops people from doing the unthinkable? How to you explain the “Christian” people who do the evil then?

    I wish you the same. 🙂

  62. I believe that every religion should be allowed to have their books. It is not just Christians that are afraid of going to hell. All religions are afraid of it. I don’t want to go to hell. Although, I do not go to church at all. I just believe that I, as a human being am not the most intelligent thing in the universe. I am merely a pawn in the chess game of life. But, the Fire and Brimstone sermons are very intense. LOL I do believe in Karma. Which is you get back exactly what you put out in the universe. Kind of what you said with the Common Sense thing. People need “HOPE” especially when loss or tragedy or something you cannot control comes at you. I like the idea of Praying and giving all my problems to a higher power. The trick is being able to trust and actually give the higher power control over your life. It is hard to do for a control freak like me. But, once I did that things started going my way. I was stunned. All GOD asks is for you to Love him. Like a good father. I had been a sinner for most of my life. Party drink sex drugs rock and roll. Lol I gave it all up for Jesus. Once I did that amazing things started happening. Unreal things. Like my house. I am not rich. Actually. money wise I would be called poor. I Prayed for my house for a couple of years. I found this beautiful Victorian and the price was 3,776.74. I know. I could not believe it either. I have a home now. All three my adult kids were hooked on hard drugs. One in Prison. Today we are all clean. My son is home on ankle monitor. I am looking forward to this year together. This will be our first year as a sober family. Just my daughter and I believe in GOD. My two Sons do not? But, you cannot have everything. I still have HOPE. That is what religion gives people. HOPE. And without HOPE my friend we have nothing. The belief in the good Lord gives me strength and a smile and joy. I guess I do not understand why anyone would want to take that away from a person? I hardly ever read my bible. But, I carry a old small ragged one with me everywhere I go. I give it a kiss and Thank Jesus for all my blessing everyday. I hope I given you some insight into why it is so important to have my little book. Big Smiles and Many Blessing for you!

  63. Atheists do not want to take anything away from anyone. If that is what gives you happiness, then I am happy for you and I support you having those beliefs. I want everyone to be happy. But I also want everyone to be represented when it comes to America not just Christians. I truly believe in the rights for everyone, not just Christians. This is why I stand for the injustice of things like this article. All religions (or at least most religions) should be represented for our fallen vets. To single just one religion is unAmerican, per the Constitution.

  64. Not only have I read the bible several times, but I was also a Sunday school teacher for years. I received a degree in Christian ministry at one of the top Christian colleges in America. Now the question is how many times have YOU actually read the bible, from cover to cover, not just a few places here and there?

    Maybe you should ask before you assume things.

  65. How very Christian of you to suggest someone die because they don’t believe what you believe. Sounds just like ISIS.

  66. I am all for Adding Religious articles. I am against subtracting long standing representations of beloved religious items and sculptures and Crosses etc. By all means let’s add to the party! LOL … I totally agree. As long as everyone is respectful and tasteful of course. I feel the same way about the old soldier monuments. I always wanted to see a beautiful sculpture of a barefoot black lady with her children with flowers. Something just beautiful to represent black culture in the South. Remember, Many, Many, Many white people died and fought to free the slaves. Black folks did not free themselves. We helped. We helped a lot. Many of us risked our lives to bring justice to all people. That is why I Love America So Much! We are inclusive. Yes, anytime you ADD to the beauty. I am for it. I don’t like ripping or tearing down of anything. But, Adding to the History in a tasteful and beautiful way! I am all for it. From Religion to War Monuments. Cause, you know History tends to repeat its self. That is why we need to remember where we have been. So, we never relive such a daunting time again. Many places had slaves. not just America. Wrong in every Country. In America we Love people of Color. They are our Friends and They are our Family. We were doing so well. We were getting along so great! I dream of a day when we can get back to that!

  67. Last year is long standing? This display was erected just last year. A single religion should have NEVER been on display representing all of America.

  68. The Bible can be removed from public places but it can never be removed from the hearts of all American Christians who in themselves if they are true to the Word are a walking sermon.

  69. It isn’t a lie. The Vets from the good old U.S. of A. carried them and there were some that was literally saved by them before they turned their lives over to Jesus and got saved. I have heard a lot of Vets talking about how the Bible saved their lives more than once. Back before the Mormons Buddhists, Atheists and the others ever thought about coming over in this country, this was true.

  70. Atheists try to get people to NOT believe in God. That is the same as trying to convert someone. Atheists are always trying to stop Christians from witnessing for Christ. They say they don’t believe in God but when something bad happens then you hear them holler Oh My GOD!! So why do they call upon someone that they don’t believe in?

  71. No he prays to God so that his prayers can get answered. God isn’t like a genie that grants wishes. God does answer prayers I am proof. He healed my daughter’s when she was supposed to have open heart surgery to repair a hole that she had and a murmur that she had also. So you can’t tell me that there is no God and that he only grants wishes. HE ANSWERS PRAYERS. I was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day and I asked him to take them away from me and he did. Do I need to give you anymore proof that God is real??

  72. OH sweetie, Jews, Mormons, Buddhists, Atheists and other religions have been here since almost the beginning of America.
    Jews came to America in 1587
    Mormons in 1820
    Buddhists in 1840s
    Atheists in late 1500s
    Muslims in 1527
    So if they were already here, the chances of them joining the military is very high.

  73. As an Atheist, I can guarantee if something goes wrong, I do not call on your god. I pull myself up by my bootstraps and deal with what is wrong like an adult. I do not believe in Santa Claus, I do not believe in the tooth fairy and I do not believe in a god or gods.

  74. Uhm, no we don’t. I have never tried to change someone’s religion nor have I ever seen another Atheist try to do that. And no, when things go bad/wrong, we do not call on anyone but ourselves. We act like adults and fix the problem ourselves or deal with what is wrong without having to call on someone else to fix our problem.

  75. If you believe in god, that is great, but I have chosen not to after getting a degree for Ministry Studies and taught as a Sunday school teacher for years. I find another path that works for me.

  76. The biggest fallacy promoted by atheists is the separation of church and state. There is no such thing. Some regard the bible as a holy book and others as just a good book which contains some good things and some not so good things. If one doesn’t like it don’t read it but it is perfectly acceptable and legal to have a bible as part of the “Missing Man Display”.

  77. “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

    “History will also afford the frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons … and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” Benjamin Franklin

    The Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth [and] laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity. — John Quincy Adams

    “Natural Laws and Morality are given by the Sovereign of the Universe to all mankind. … It is true that the law was given to Moses, not however in his individual or private capacity, but as the agent or instrument, and by the authority of the Almighty. The law demanded exact obedience, and proclaimed: ‘Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.’ The law … by requiring perfect obedience, under a penalty so inevitable and dreadful, operated as a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ for mercy.” John Jay, First Supreme Court Justice

    “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson

    “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed.. .No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” Preface written by Noah Webster in his 1828 Dictionary

    “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religions, but by Christians; but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship.” — Patrick Henry (1736-1799), American Patriot, Founder, Lawyer & Politician

    “I find that I can agree fully with my good friend Patrick Henry when he said it cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Edward Rutledge – signer of the Declaration of Independence

    In fact, bet you didn’t know that when the Capitol was built that Religious Services giving thanks to the Creator was held in the Capital Rotunda. Pity you for not being given a complete History lesson by today’s sectarian teachers and School Boards. Oh! both Chambers of our Representative government begin their respective sessions each day with a prayer by a Minister.

  78. Lady, the Bible is part of Human History, long before our people came to this continent. Without it, the human race will not survive; it is the Word of God, who created this country, this earth and all living things on it, and this universe. Whether these idiot athiests like it or not, that is the way it is.

  79. PICTURE THIS … All those Christian’s not belonging to the church? Imagine all those Christian’s not believing in punishment for sins committed? Can you imagine the chaos in the streets in a God-Less World? I can imagine it? And it is NOT PRETTY. Actually, I see it as continuous robberies, rapes and murders. Is that what you are aiming for? ….. Instead, of folks trying to hold a job. Pay their taxes. Raise a family. At least try to follow the rules of Law. And follow the rules of GOD. This is only GOOD for our Country! Anything less is just plain and total chaos. I will allow and encourage folks to take the Christian path! Any day over the alternative…..Why Not? The point is no one is forcing anything on you. So, why attempt to take anything away from us? That is not Cool or Wise.

  80. “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

    –John Adams

    This from Thomas Jefferson in an April 11, 1823, letter to John Adams:

    The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. … But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding….

    Jefferson promoted tolerance above all and said earlier that his statute for religious freedom in Virginia was “meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammeden, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.”

    Our founding fathers explicitly and clearly excluded any reference to “God” or “the Almighty” or any euphemism for a higher power in the Constitution. Not one time is the word “god” mentioned in our founding document. Not one time.

    Founding Fathers: We Are Not a Christian Nation

  81. “Separation of church and state” is paraphrased from Thomas Jefferson and used by others in expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

    The phrase “separation between church & state” is generally traced to a January 1, 1802, letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper. Jefferson wrote,

    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”

  82. I think because their time is short? They will have to answer to Jesus, that’s what their afraid of is what I think?

  83. We can’t be afraid of something we don’t believe in. That would be like me telling you that you are afraid of being on Santa’s naughty list.

  84. The 19th and early 20th century, even under the “watchful eye” of the 14th Amendment perverted to support centralized government by the Incorporation Doctrine of the 1920s, saw disputations over what version of the Bible would be displayed or used. Now its whether it can be displayed at all. The Bible certainly is a religious book, but such is not an establishment of religion.

    Christianity itself is a pan creed, and a host of sectarian liturgies that fall under the various creeds. As the Bible does not fall under any particular liturgical beliefs, it falls under the Freedom of Religion on the federal level. Yet, the states ran their own state run establishment of religion for decades and teaching religion in the common schools was a mandate for statehood.

    As it is, the the constitution was framed under the Common Law of England its meaning and operation of its texts; and in that law was deemed the Ecclesiastical Law that is not the domain of the temporal, secular state to interpose.

    The question is not whether or not one religion in the sense of a creed rather than a sectarian liturgy can have prominence in the public square over another form of religion. The question is if the Natural Law that endows rights to individuals that do not come from any government and the doctrine of fallability of man that is central to our form of government can be severed from the law and retain the liberty.

    As the religion of Secular Humanism is the worldview rooted in atheism liberty is put in a dubious quandary. The chief complaint is that religion is forced upon them but the fruits of Secular Humanism in the belief in the goodness of man sets up a delusion that ultimately gives sway to a tyrant. And when that tyrant comes in whatever form that may be, it is the freedom of conscience, religion, and association that is destroyed such that even the atheist is not exempt from the mandates of whatever golden image the demogague in power so decrees. The skeptic will laugh, “What tyranny?” Tyranny never succeeds because none dare call it tyranny.

    The Founders promoted the goods of life, liberty, and property where conscience is the most sacred of all property. To supplant such rudiments by any other is to be give away the store. When conscience is secularized itself, it means freedom of thought and opinion is not countenanced by the regime in power until the next one. Remove the basis of the law and you consequently remove the protection of the law.

  85. I can go along with not believing in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and okay even the Tooth-Fairy. LOL … But, I must insist that there is something out in this vast universe much more intelligent than “Human Beings”? Ya Know? On that note I choose to trust in God. I honestly have no reason Not To? My boyfriend of 10 years mother was dying in the hospital. We went everyday to see her. On her final day she asked if we had seen her husband Bill. He must have walked past us? Only problem? He had been dead for about 8 years! Since she was reliving her life (As all people do at the end) I asked her if she had talked to GOD? Why not? She said yes. I said what did he say? He told her it was time to go? She said no I need to say goodbye to my 5 grown Sons. The Lord told her okay but it will be painful for you to stay. And then I had to ask what heaven looked like. She said more beautiful than any words we have to describe it. I asked one final question? Are the roads really paved in GOLD? LOL … She said way better than that! Everything she said was “Matter of fact” and “Pf Course” attitude! And that poor woman did say goodbye to her boys. But, she sure did suffer for four more days gasping for air. I think I will just go with the GOOD LORD when he comes for me. BIG SMILES

  86. I respect that believing in god is something that you do and I am happy for you. Why can’t you be happy for me for not believing in god? Why can’t you respect my non-beliefs? I am not trying to convert you in any way and I would prefer the same respect in that matter. I am an ex Sunday school teacher who went to college so I can do so. I taught for many, many years up until the day that (in my opinion) my eyes and mind were opened. I believe in things I can prove, but that is just me.

  87. Keep your uncivilized name calling to yourself, it does not give any credibility to your intellectually deficient feeble attempt to comment.

  88. The Bible teaches us to love unbelievers and teach them that Jesus died for all. His blood will wash away sins if we obey him, and we will have the promise of a home in heaven. If atheist don’t want to see a Bible in a public place, don’t look at it. Why do people want everything their way? If you don’t like what someone else believes or does, mind your own business and quit trying to make others do what they believe or think?

  89. Question for you Janice: Would you feel the same way if it was the Quran there on display representing all the fallen soldiers?

    We want either all (or most) represented or none at all when it comes to religion. Our government is designed to not have just one religion to represent all of us. Christians keep forgetting this and think they are being prosecuted for wanting things fair. I don’t care what your religion is (and I respect other people’s beliefs), but if it is presented on government property, then it better have some other religions with it or no religion at all.

  90. You must live a very lonely life to not believe in anything but don’t take my right away to believe if I choose to

  91. ANY ONE HERE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD,you don’t have to,but don’t try to THREATEN,INTIMIDATE,Or DEMAND BLACK MEN FROM BELIEVING IN HIM! When you die,don’t have no CEREMONY in any CHURCHES of the lord!
    Just get cremated,and blow with the wind,and be with your father and a true believer

  92. No, I live a very full and fulfilling life. I have seen both sides, lived both sides and I’m happier not believing. But that’s me, you do you. I am not trying to take anything away from you. I want government property to be fair to all Americans. Not all the fallen soldiers were Christians so the display to represent them should be the same. It should represent all if them. Not just the Christian ones.

  93. Ken, you write, “A major problem of our country would disappear if atheists disappeared…”

    If a small minority faith (e.g., non-theists) disagrees with the majority faith (e.g., theism), they’re free to live elsewhere? As my friend Jesse Horner pointed out, in past centuries in medieval Europe, “That’s what they (Christians) said about the Jews.”

    Thomas Jefferson was laissez-faire (“hands-off”) toward all belief and disbelief, not caring whether his neighbor believed in twenty gods or no god. Religious leaders warned that if Jefferson were elected president, Bibles would be confiscated, churches would be closed down, etc. Clearly that didn’t happen. Secularists are NOT atheists.

  94. You are in for one Hell of a surprise my friend, GOD is more realistic and Alive then you or me since he created everything ????.

  95. On a number of occasions I have had so-called atheist tell me how absurd my beliefs are and following my beliefs was a waste of time, if that is not trying to convert someone then what do you call it? If when I die there is nothing, then I wasted MY time and maybe was a better person for it, but if I am right I have lost nothing, can you say the same?

  96. This Military Religious Freedom Foundation is a group of LOW LIFES Atheists that are HATERS that are just like the Muslims in my book. Th want to push their beliefs on everybody that doesn’t think and like they do. I don’t believe in God but I don’t push that on other. If they try to preach I just walk awayor tell them they have the wrong audience

  97. I was clarifying that Atheists do not call on god when things go bad. I was correcting someone’s misunderstanding about how Atheism works.

  98. Or is it you who will be surprised that you have been worshipping nothing and no one? Food for thought.

  99. I believe the word you were looking for is “liar”. And please, tell me how I am a liar about not trying to convert anyone. Give me an example of how I did that.

    I’ll wait…

  100. I would gladly loan my father’s Psalms and New Testament he carried on 35+ B17 flights in WWII and that was with him as he flew the lead B17 on d-day to put in the display.

  101. I update your politicians office with calls and letters do much so that we can’t be ignored. If atheists don’t believe it’s their choice but they don’t deserve to interfere wit our beliefs. That’s DISCRIMINATION!!!!!!!!!! Basic common sense. The left only gets away with what we allow. We know that Father God and sweet Jesus will judge them in the afterlife but then they will ask why we didn’t do our part in this one.

  102. ‘Inundate your politicians office’ not ‘I update’. Sorry. Inundate Washington too. We can change the discriminatory practices of the left if we stick together.

  103. In the end, complete joy. Look up Heaven and he’ll NDE’s on you tube. Will definitely get you to thinking.

  104. I have no problem with being a better person without religion.

    So by your definition of “conversion” then you admit that all Christians try to convert non believers?

  105. You are trying to preach to an ex Sunday school teacher who went to college to get a degree in Ministry. I chose to go another path that works for me. If being a Christian works for you, that I am very happy for you.

  106. Atheists do NOT call on god since they do not believe in him/her/it. That would be like you calling out to Santa Clause when it is Christmas and you want a present. Or putting your tooth under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy. If you don’t believe, you don’t believe always. Not just some times.

    And by telling someone that you don’t believe, isn’t trying to convert anyone. IT is just saying you don’t believe, like you saying you believe. Unless you think by you claiming you believe is a way for you to try to convert someone.

  107. The problem with Christianity, with all religions for that matter, is that it just ain’t so. It is ancient mythology. It is the evolution of ancient paganism into monotheistic organized religions of various stripes.

    Worse, it renders its adherents into fools. For what they believe, manifestly and glaringly obviously is not true.

    Worse, it deadens their conscience and kills their drive to be good citizens of their respective lands and countries.

    For their erroneous belief that a benevolent all powerful supreme being is overseeing and in control leaves them a free mind to let go. But, into that vacuum slide evil ambitious and sleazy men.

  108. I was raised being told, God don’t like ugly. The Bible also says, “Vengence is mine Sayith the Lord”. These Atheist disauowing our Lord And Jesus Christ, just might just get what they deserve one day, burning in Hell.

  109. My question to Atheists is” why are they so afraid of God”. If they don’t believe in God why does it bother them so much if others do believe. Why do they go to such lengths to remove Gods name from existence. The only thing that makes sense is that they want to control others lives. When you believe in God you have faith in a higher being and you are filled with renewable hope. You know that there is life after death and your desire is to spend it with God so you try your best to live this life in the best way possible to attain this goal by adhering to the 10 Commandments that God left us.

  110. You can’t be afraid of something that you dont believe exists. Atheists have no problem with you believing, but keep it to yourselves. Quit trying to shove your god down other people’s throats. Religion has no place on government property, period.

    Religion was designed to control the masses. So who is trying to control who?

  111. The US Supreme Court has decided that Atheism is entitled to religious protection. Well then, that said, HOW is it that atheists have ANY authority to detract from the religious practices of Christians and Jews? By kowtowing to atheists in removing the bible, the Courts would be giving the so called “religion” of atheism DEFERENCE over other religions. Which is unconstitutional. I think SCOTUS shot themselves in the foot when they said atheism is a religion. Atheism therefore cannot be established over Judeo-Christian beliefs.Removing the bible gives preference to atheists. Unconstitutional establishment of atheism.

  112. I don’t agree that Atheism is a religion. That being said, all (most) religions must be represented on government property or none at all. If only one religion is on display on government property it is saying that the government only recognizes one religion which is against the Constitution.

  113. I truly feel very sorry and I Big Time Pity for all Atheist’s and their Attitudes and Beliefs, because they need that extraordinary consoling feelings, when a human being did something very or extremely bad/sinful, all he/she has to do is pray and ask forgiveness, receive from a higher entity, for example The One And Only God [Who Has NO Name], and The Most Holy And Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, Who Gave Birth To Jesus Christ And The Holy Spirit (Ghost), which is The Trinity plus One

  114. Atheists want it removed because it tells the truth and if you stand for something you WONT fall for anything which is what the left hopes for.
    Especially the party of the One World Government the democrats.

  115. Atheists want it removed because it tells the truth and if you stand for something you WONT fall for anything which is what the left hopes for.
    Especially the party of the One World Government the democrats.

  116. No, Atheists want it removed because it only represents one group of people. Not all the fallen soldiers were Christians.

    Saying that Atheists fear something that they don’t believe is like saying to you that you fear of being put on Santa’s naughty list. It’s just plain silly.

  117. I went to an atheist funeral. There was No flowers. No Music. No final Prayer from the Clergy. I suspect very much like the life the person lead. Still, we respected the person’s wishes. And I also suspect that the Atheist on this site? Don’t really have much more of a life than the ladies bland funeral I attended. And, their only joy is to be on whatever side causes the most ruckus! LOL. You must understand human nature. The person YELLING the loudest and the HARDEST is not trying to convience that they are a true Atheist! Guess What? All they are managing to do is reassure themselves. And that’s fine too. The best thing true believer’s can do? Is ignore the attention getting behavior. It is very much like a child that throws themselves on the floor in a crowed store. They demand the attention? The best bet here? Is to continue on with your life, your belief’s and your true inter happiness! Do not respond to the errant child. Continue with your Love, Your Peace and Your Complete JOY!

  118. The few Athiests funerals that I have attended are without flowers, you are correct because flowers die. What there was plenty of music and celebration of the person’s life, not their death. We all told stories about the person whom we were there to celebrate their life. I would rather have that kind of funeral than with dead flowers, sad music, and empty prayers, but that is just me. I don’t know, I would rather celebrate one’s life than morn one’s death.

    Peace out.

  119. Let me try to explain this again, we want it removed OR add to it. We disagree that ever fallen soldier was Christian and we want all fallen soldiers to be represented, not just the Christians. I, as an Atheist, respect all religions and support whatever people want to believe, as long it doesn’t hurt another human being (etc. human sacrifices).

  120. Is your belief in god really what is stopping you from murdering or raping or it is just you are happen to be a good person?

  121. President Obama wasn’t the first president to say this is not a Christian nation. John Adams said it, Thomas Jefferson said it, along with James Madison, George Washington, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson.

  122. Atheists believe in Satan.

    “The ultimate object of hatred in Talmudic Judaism is Christ, and the targets of Talmudic hatred are not just Gentile non-Jews, “the people who are like an ass — slaves who are considered the property of the master” (Talmud, Kethuboth 111a). Of these non-Jews, the Christians are most insanely hated and loathed because their doctrines are the opposite of every Talmudic doctrine. They rank not just as animals, like the rest of non-Talmudic humanity, but almost as vermin, to be eradicated. Language in the Talmud is virtually exhausted to find foul and hated names for Christians.” – Elizabeth Dilling

  123. If you do not believe in God then why not just walk on past the Bible. If you do not believe then it should easy not to see to Bible. The Bible is there for the Believers not for the Non Believers. Why do you think that the minority should rule? I have had an atheist friend for 61 years and some for over 50 years and they do not have a problem with it. Just sayin!

  124. Uhm, no. You are confusing Satanism with Atheism. Atheists do not believe in any god. We do not believe in the Christian god who invented satan. We do not believe in a higher power of any kind. Please research things before you make comments.

  125. The display is representing fallen soldiers. Not all fallen soldiers were Christians so the display is not representing all soldiers. Either add other religions or remove the single one.

    How would you feel if it was the Quaran on display with no Christian representation around anywhere? Would you be saying the same thing? Would you be saying just walk past it?

  126. What is needed is the “GEORGE PATTEN” approach…..KICK ASS….Just stare them straight in the face and say “Its your problem you do not believe in God. This country was built on the belief in God and the major majority are Christians. Therefore, go **** yourself and leave the believers alone. “The Bible Stays where ever we choose to put it.

  127. Americans have chosen to be 1 nation under God. Others disagree & have that right. But they do not have a right to insist on changing God’s gift of freedom to Christians. We will have faith in God Who carried us thru’ wars by His grace. God is all mighty & His followers will not be overcome

  128. I thought the US was a Republic, which is much different than pure Democracy. In pure Democracy the majority rule and to hell with the minority. In a Republic the majority rule but the minority are to be protected. That mean we protect the minority’s from unjust laws and unjust discrimination— it took years to start leveling the playing field so all citizens have equal rights and equal chance at success. This was thanks to a wonderful Baptist preacher named Martin Luther King. He fought for equal rights for all citizens not just certain citizens. Now the majority must bow to the minority regardless — if one believe one way, such as hsving the Bible in a display, and one does not, under our present PC culture the majority are forced to give up our right for the minority of 1. Really sick and make being a citizen suck at tines. I carried my Bible with me during my tour of duty in Vietnam, it was with me in four major battles. It was with me during my 26 years in the Army. When I went to the field it was in my bag, in my office it was on my desk. I took it home with me at night, and it came back with me after PT formation. I still have my Bible and it goes with me when I take a trip. It is on my night stand at night. They will have to kill me or put me in jail to force me not to display My Bible. Throughout my life I have known supposed atheists — and when they cussed they often used terms like “Jesus Christ,” “God Damn it!”, “Hell,” and other religious connotations. I would ask that they not use such terms while in my presence. You could see the hatred in their eyes for such a request. I do not discuss my religious beliefs unless asked about them, I only ask that I be allowed to have my belief, and if I pray over my food at meantime please look the other way, it will only take a second to thank God for what he has brought to my life and the wonderful life I have lived after surviving a war. The majority of our nation is still considered Christian and Jewish. You atheists, Domocrats, Libertarians and those of other religion, please remember that and that we have the same rights as you. And during our wars the majority serving were of either the Christian or Jewish faith, especially in World War II. I have heard fellow soldiers who claim no particular belief prior to going into battle ask to speak to a Christian chaplain—- when one faces death, one often looks to a higher power. Thanks for reading this!

  129. I understand what you are saying, I hear you. Now let me explain how the other side views this. On government property is a display honoring the fallen soldiers, but only some of them are being honored. Not all the fallen soldiers were Christians. We are merely saying add more religions to the display or remove the one religion. This country us not a one religion nation and to display only one religion you ignore the rest.

    Put it another way, how would you feel if only the Quaran was on display honoring the fallen soldiers?

  130. In their Country? That would be perfectly fine. And I am sure the Quaran is displayed there! As it should be. But, this my Dear? Is AMERICA! Home of the FREE. And we were founded on Christian Belief’s. (This is just basic Common Knowledge.) We left Europe for the simple reason that we were not allowed to worship as we pleased. We came to America so we could enjoy reading and living our Christian Values and Belief’s without FEAR of Persecution. Okay. Now, with all this unwanted Atheist intervention? I am beginning to feel the FEAR that our ancestor’s must have felt. You realize many millions of people have been killed and murdered just for being a Christian. Right? Those fallen soldiers you speak about? According to your belief’s since there is no heaven and no hell? And the soldier’s in your opinion are simply just in the ground? Why are YOU concerned about what monument or artifact is present at this site? IF anyone would go along with your train of thought? You wouldn’t care what was there or not there. (For some reason? Maybe for kicks? Maybe, it’s just a cry for attention? Possibly, by proclaiming your an Atheist! This is your ONLY shot at that longed for attention? Even if it’s negative attention?) I really hope your not doing this for some kind of self gratification? Because, you are hurting a lot of us with this rhetoric. I personally think you really don’t care either way. (Your simply bored.) And SAD. I plan to keep you in my Prayers. I will exercise my freedom until a bored spoiled self-centered self-proclaimed Atheist like yourself … God Forbid. Takes my Freedom from me. But, never from my HEART.

  131. How would you feel if the Quran was displayed on OUR government property with no other religion as well?

    I am standing for all rights. All religions and Atheists. Just because some of the fallen soldiers weren’t Christians doesn’t mean that they didn’t believe in a higher power. Their beliefs should also be honored.

    I will keep you in my thoughts. Peace out.

  132. The assumption that America was, is, and always will be a Christian nation dates back no further than the 1930s, when a coalition of businessmen and religious leaders united in opposition to FDR’s New Deal. With the full support of Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, these activists—the forerunners of the Religious Right—propelled religion into the public sphere. Church membership skyrocketed; Congress added the phrase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance and made “In God We Trust” the country’s official motto.

  133. Prior to Eisenhower’s administration, there were no Presidential Prayer Meetings, Prayers of Invocation, or other trappings of Christianity associated with the White House.

  134. Our Founding Fathers opposed the institutionalization of religion. They kept the Constitution free of references to God.

  135. Benjamin Franklin proposed during the Constitutional Convention that the founders begin each day of their labors with a prayer to God for guidance, his suggestion was defeated.

  136. I want to THANK! “KASI STAHL” I LOVE SEEING EVERYONE COMING FORWARD AND DEFENDING CHRISTIANITY! YEEEE HAWWWWWLLL! LOL … BELLY LAUGHING … This tickles me to death! This IS EXACTLY what makes AMERICA GREAT! (BY THE WAY? She is the ONLY ATHEIST on this page? LOL) She is an EX-Christian. So, I Imagine she had a bad experience and now she proclaims to be an atheist? None of us actually care what she is or is not? The part that is troubling? She acts like she cares if some other emblem other than the CROSS should be at the memorial site? ( When it is painfully obvious she really doesn’t care?) Her only intention is ATTENTION. And you must admit this gal is getting more attention for this one stance? Probably more attention than she ever received in her entire life! REGARDLESS, I AM IN “AWE” OF ALL THE WONDERFUL “CHRISTIAN’S” JUST LOVING THE LORD! AND RELISHING IN THE SPIRIT OF GOODNESS! FEELS LIKE SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY! I LOVE YA ALL … Including the Foe-Atheist LOL!

  137. I guess it’s just a DEMON RAT thing!! They HATE a GOD they do NOT believe exists!! It’s kind of like FEARING INANIMATE OBJECTS!!!!

  138. Our country is in trouble now because our elected officials have eliminated god in our schools and now teen’s now are picking up guns to shoot persons in there schools because they do not have god in their lives and they do not have the guidance of god to stop them from doing so. The last shootings in our country has been done buy persons that are less than 35 years old which is about the length of time since they removed god from our schools so I blame our elected officials for the shootings not the GUNS used to do the shootings as guns do not think and I have never seen a gun shoot anything without a deranged person on the trigger. I can go to a friend of mine and get one of his class 2 firearms (machine guns) load it up with Ammo put the 30 or 40 round magazine in the machine gun and put it on the table in front of me and it will not do anything at all, it will not fire without me pulling the trigger.

  139. You can’t hate something you don’t believe in. That would be like me saying that you hate bigfoot, or you hate Santa or the tooth fairy. It is just silly and shouldn’t be said.

  140. Gary Martin, Age 45, killed 5, wounded 5, at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, IL
    Robert D Bowers, age 46, killed 11, wounded 6, at Tree of Life synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA
    Javier Casarez, 54, killed 5, wounded 0, at T&T Trucking in Bakersfield, CA
    Jarrod W Ramos, 38, killed 5, wounded 2, at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD
    Albert Cheung Wong, 36, killed 3, wounded 0, at Yountville Veterans Home in Yountville, CA

    Just saying.

  141. Just saying that I do not go out of my way to check out how old persons are that commit these atrocities in our United States but in my high school days was when they took God out of my high school and I am old. I am older than all of the persons that shot people.

  142. World War II was fought against great evil: Nazi Germany in Europe and Imperial Japan in the Pacific. These were enemies of all people, including their own. Those who joined together to fight weren’t worried about atheism or LBGTQ+ issues or agendas. They were fighting for the freedom of all. Yes, not all soldiers were Christians or Jewish (both religions have their roots in the Holy Bible) but they were all lovers of freedom. Part of that freedom is to display the Bible as an honor to those who died during that war. Why is the LBGTQ+ “community” so hostile to the Bible? Perhaps it’s because they have no counter to the Truth revealed in it. Let the hospital alone.

  143. Enough of taking some Founding Fathers out of context, or things that were said to appease the Barbary Pirates. This discussion is for adult thinking people, not children.

    Yes, the United States is founded on Christian principles. Our laws all owe Christianity for their genesis. When scholarship was done on everything the Founding Fathers spoke and wrote about over their lifetimes, fully 34% of it came from the Holy Bible. There were 56 delegates who debated and drafted the Declaration of Independence and 55 at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Most people think there were only 5 or 6. And Jefferson did not participate in the constitutional convention as he was in France that year. But he later declared himself to be a Christian.

    NOW, we don’t even need to use actual truthful history, of which there is much, to find that there is no such thing as a ‘separation of church and state’ enshrined in our Constitution. We can use common sense and logic (something that’s absent in the let. For 30 or more years after the establishment of the U.S. and the ratification of the Constitution, Founding Fathers served the nation they had created. As presidents, vice presidents, secty of state, treasury, senators, congressmen, judges, supreme court justices and Chief Justice if the Supreme Court. IF the constitution, the 1st Amendment, had been meant to be as the left wants it to be today, it would have been that way from the start, not 200 years down the road, when atheist/communists like John Dewey proclaimed it had been done all wrong. We have other ways of knowing what the Founders wanted: the determinations of Alexis de Tocqueville when he studied the U.S. in the 1820s-30s (Democracy in America), and the American citizen’s reaction to Thomas Paine’s: The Age of Reason, penned after he had totally misunderstood the French Revolution. The American people were outraged and Paine essentially became a man without a country. He dearly regretted ever writing that screed. He was damned as an atheist for ever after, though he really wasn’t.

    Now our nation provides that atheists can live among us, and that had been the process until atheists began to try to take over and are now making strides to make religion, particularly Christianity illegal. They are a real minority and should be totally ignored in their attacks on the freedom of religion, totally disregarded, as dangerous kooks, and if push comes to shove, they’re going to get shoved!

  144. Kaci Stahl

    To say “We do not believe in the Christian god who invented satan.” is your acknowledgement that God exists, otherwise satan would not have been invented. Thank you!

  145. If atheists want the bible only to be removed because it only represents one group of people, then why didn’t Kaci insist the whole display be taken down because it only represented the deceased? Not too smart.

  146. STOP responding to Miss. Kasi. She is a fraud and a attention seeking lonely ex-Christian. She is the ONLY ATHIEST on this site. I am warning folks that her opinion is tainted by her need for attention. You can talk to her until you are blue in the face. She will still PRETEND to be an ATHIEST? LOL … So, folks do not get your panties in a ruffle? This lady is not for real. She insists on arguing and causing good Christian folks grief? I can only guess as to why she dose this? But, my Professional Opinion is a simple one. She is getting more attention than she has probably ever gotten in her entire life. So, I say stop responding to her guys. You are feeding the beast! LOL

  147. Kaci Stahl

    Are you qualified to speak for all Atheists who do not call on God or just that you do not like to say ‘I’? “If you don’t believe, you don’t believe always. Not just some times.” makes no sense and does not apply to real life situations. Do you think that if God does not exist then you think you do not exist?

  148. Your a fake and a fraud. None of your business what my belief’s are or are not? I have followed your posts. And I have concluded your a fake and a fraud that only seeks attention. Not worth folks time or breath. So, go fly a kite and enjoy your Athiest lifestyle? Or whatever your belief’s are. Just do not cram them down other people’s throats? Go in PEACE. Leave the rest of the FREE WORLD ALONE. (Go get a life and a siginificent other to argue with? LOL the rest of us are tired of your tired opinions.) Chow

  149. If you would look at the Bible as merely a religious book, or just a book of beliefs, would you then object? Why deprive others of how they view the display?

  150. The expunging of God from our schools began in 1962. And in that same time frame the Counter-Culture (communists) launched their war on the United States. That nihilism is why today we live in such a violent world. Before, most of the violence came from within the MOB. Except for the large communist enclaves (blue parts of the U.S. today) there was very little serious crime or drug use. In fact I never heard of illicit drugs until I was out of high school. I remember the Ten Commandments hanging on a wall of our one-room school house. No teacher ever instructed anyone to go read them. They never even mentioned them. But they were there for kids to read. Most families preached the same things at home, and they went to Church and the kids, Sunday School and summer Bible school. I really appreciate the safe and easy environment I grew up in. Parents didn’t have to worry about predators, kidnappers, sexual assault, or worse. We just had to be home by supper time… long as our chores were done. And after supper, school homework.

    When my kids were in school, they still got to enjoy Christmas in school, including the Christmas Play. School was fun: The Pledge of Allegiance, putting the Flag up and taking it down at the end of the day. Singing patriotic songs and singing the National Anthem as we stood/sat around the fire when we properly retired a Flag. Playing softball and kick-the-can at recess….oh and snowball fights, LOL. Sledding down the 80 foot hill the school house sat upon. Great times.

  151. Exactly. Within days of the Founders drafting and ratifying the Constitution, they drafted the Northwest Ordinance, which among other things, instructed that religion should be taught in the schools. There is an abundance of documentation to show our nation was conceived in Liberty and Christianity.

  152. Actually, the minority aren’t supposed to be protected, they are supposed to be allowed (not excluded) to be part of the debate. Unless there is a constitutional issue that prevents it, at the end of the day the majority wins whatever the debate was about. Minority rule does not work, and that is part of our problem today.

  153. Yes the majority, by far, were Christians, and second Jews. The atheists were few and far between. The atheists/leftists use the possibility there were atheists buried in there as an excuse to get rid of crosses or other religious symbolism. They have no idea if there was an atheist buried in the Cemetery, and they don’t care, their only concern is their agenda, to get rid of crosses. Crosses seem to have the same effect on them that they did with Dracula.

  154. Kaci Stahl, Just how do you represent all fallen military members if not by a bible that is recognizes all of mankind since the bible speaks of the God who created the earth and all their in–humanity and all living creatures. If not Almighty God, then who?

  155. If your a Good Christian. Then “Shake The Dust off your Shoes” and do not respond to the attention hound named Kasi Stahl. This person is only on this site for Attention. Especially, negative attention. From reading all posts. It is painfully clear this is the ONLY page she gets noticed or any attention. I beg you all to please ignore this sad attention grabbing person. (Your wasting your time and she will not agree because then she would have ZERO to argue about? LOL … Please catch onto her games.) May God Bless You All. And her too. LOL … AGAIN … IGNORE ALL HER POSTS. Thank You


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