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Quote of the Day - What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? - Irv Kupcinet
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You've seen the emails. Almost spam, but they're most likely from a well-meaning friend who cites all of the places that you can see the terms "In God We Trust," perhaps in favor, perhaps against.

Apart from my father's profession as a minister, it doesn't matter to me. But it does matter to the Fourth Circuit. They decided that a County building in North Carolina could still display the phrase above the doorway.

The Court determined that the phrase is not an unconstitutional infringement of the mandate separating church and state. The three-judge panel thought the term was more patriotic rather than religious.

Will this case head to the Supreme Court? Maybe not. The Supreme Court is more likely to make a preemptive ruling. They decided to hear two of the Ten Commandments cases, and those decisions will come first. Once we know the ruling in those cases, we may know whether this Country's government still trusts in God.

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