Sunday, August 15, 2004

Oceanside Stands Up For It's Rights

The people of Oceanside, California have decided to display their faith in a big way, by declaring so on the city seal. "In God We Trust" will now be inscribed below the city seal for everyone to see, even the minority of people who actually have a problem with PDF or public displays of faith.

What this boils down to is that there are a certain type of people out there who can not stand being reminded that God is out there, and God is watching them. If you're going to lead a fast and loose life, it's much easier to pretend that there isn't a God who will eventually hold you accountable for your actions.

Not all Aetheists are like that, just a rabid minority. It's these rabid aetheists who would have you believe that the citizenry are wrong to make such professions of faith through the use of government. They want you to believe that the majority should be silenced lest they offend the minority.

I defy these types to point out, in any law of the land that applies to that particular city, why the people of Oceanside should not be allowed to those four little words applied to their city's seal. Congress has not established any law saying that Oceanside has to fall on bended knee and pray to any god, so I imagine that the Constitution can not be twisted around in this particular instance. The city council apparently could find no law to prohibit it. So what is the problem?

The problem is that the majority of the people of Oceanside have decided to root themselves in something other than themselves....to try and give their city a moral compass, and the God-hating minority can't stop it. that's what is sticking in their throats. They can't stop it.

The people of Oceanside have spoken, and the naysayers can't shout them down. Let that be a lesson to all of us in these troubled times.