God Bless America

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  1. motoramic

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    The United States has always been in the world's spotlight. Many Americans like myself are greatful and proud of our country. To all the non-Americans, how do you feel about this well-known song and phrase about our national pride, God Bless America? I had a friend once told me that God shouldn't just bless America, but God bless the world. My friend thought that we are very American-centric. Do you agree?
     
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    what could other countries possibly be proud of?:confused:
     
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    I dont really like the phrase...because I believe God had blessed America...IMMENSELY....but i do love our country....but i just dont like the phrase.
     
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    i am considering leaving America, and i was born here with family going back pre-revolution. it has been taken over by a bunch of National Socialists that have taken our freedom away. i am embarrassed to call myself American.

    question is where should i go?
     
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    Separation of church and state.Separation of church and state.Separation of church and state.Separation of church and state.Separation of church and state.

    Under Barack Hussein Obama and his "constitutional law background" .....will surely impose swift and deft and PUNISHABLE action that any state institution that has the word of "God" in any:

    - public place/structure
    - document
    - verbal allegiance
    - school grounds
    - workplace
    - clothing/apparel (headscarves excluded)
    - church
    - media outlet, including radio
    - currency
    - network TV, when said southern-born football athlete wishes to thank a higher being for a 3 TD game ... will heretofore be edited out, (due to the 2 second increase to the 7 second delay turned 9-second... under the newly Orwellian appointed "Equality In Sportsmanship Doctrine")

    Meanwhile anything non-Christian, must be not only held in the highest accord, but the mere threat upon will be dealt with highest extent of the law.

    Take it to the funking bank.
     
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    As a Christian, I hate the phrase. I think it is very selfish and goes against what God wanted - us to humble ourselves and put others first. How is you asking God to bless you helping you putting others first? As with many other things, I think it is a perversion.

    God doesn't need to bless anyone..... America needs to bless God.
     
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    If your roots are pre-revolution, maybe you should learn from your ancestors and stay and fight. Your ancestors didn't run and neither should you.
     
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    pauline christianty is a farce. it goes against everything jesus said!

    my boss is a Jewish carpenter. and he isnt G*d. he was the messiah though
     
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    what he said ;-)
     
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    It mildly annoys me because there is no god, and the frequent use of the phrase reinforces the impression that our nation is full of (and run by) people too ignorant even to understand the notion of mythology.
     
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    America has claimed God in the same way it claims all Alien Superheroes.

    Superheroes are American - God is American.

    Obviously!
     
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    As far as Christianity and Jesus preached he is The Father Son and Holy Spirit all in one Person. And dening that is one of the sins that he doen't forgive besides having false Gods.
     
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    Without delving in to semantics and specifics, if God wants to bless anyone or anything, then it's at his will and decision, not the delusional grandeur of ignorant people.

    I find the phrase fairly offensive, but not because of any religious beliefs I do or don't hold myself.
     
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    Who is his god guy anyway? I thought he was that guy who worked at the Circle-K who short changed me a nickel. That motherfucker. I want my fucking nickel back... with interest.

    Nickleback?
     
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    1) Why only America
    2) Politicians using it all the time...seperation of state and church!!!
    3) Religion was made up to scare the peasants and make them obey.
    4) Even IF there's a God, you can't prove it (nor can I prove there isn't one)
    5) I do think Americans are a little bit American centred. Maybe some broader education in school could improve that. The whole world is interesting with its history and different cultures etc.
     
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    God exists. I see Him in the wood grain of my bedroom door every day. I also see the Blessed Mother in my sacred dust bunny under my couch, and Che Guevara in my cereal.
     
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    It's just a song, people. Songwriters put words into songs based on their own opinions and beliefs and what they think their audience will appreciate.

    In this case, GBA was re-released in 1938 (right when it looked like war was imminent) by its composer, Irving Berlin, who was a Jewish political conservative. Not all that surprisingly, considering the geopolitical climate, it was a hit. So it's pretty much a product of its time.

    Presumably Berlin wrote GBA with Americans in mind, so why would the rest of us get worked up about it?
     
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    And Berlin was a Russian immigrant. For the 1917 musical revue Yip Yip Yahank, which was a patriotic tribute to the United States Army, Berlin composed a song entitled "God Bless America" for the show, but decided against using it. He released the song many years later and it was an instant success.

    Irving Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    I'm more partial to America The Beautiful though.:smile:
     
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    "God bless America" is not just a song, it became an "unofficial" anthem. Politicians, government officials and the rest of Americans commonly use this phrase as a way to express their sense of pride. Not sure if the phrase is directly link to the song but it is often mentioned on bumper stickers, speeches, propaganda etc.
     
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