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    Default Does the phrase "God keep our land" belong in "Oh Canada"?

    An offhand comment in another thread reminded me that this irks me.

    Not enough to try to ban it or anything, simmer down folks, I come bearing no flaming pitchfork.

    Seriously, though, if we have separation of church & state, why are we asking god to keep our land? And why are we expecting non-christians to sing it?

    And I think my mom might be older than the anthem, so it's not like it's ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY, it's not that old a song.

    And isn't it just that? A song? What does it really mean to you?


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    Yeah, annoys me too. If I remember correctly, it's only in the English version too.

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    No it doesn't. We say church and state are separate but they're not really. There is some reference to God in the American constitution as well, no? I'm quite sure there is but I don't recall what it is exactly. And everything shuts down for Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mum_of_four View Post
    Yeah, annoys me too. If I remember correctly, it's only in the English version too.
    Yep that's right.

    Am I a geek coz I know the anthem in both english and french? LOL!! I am not a nationalist, I just like singing.
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    There's no recognized separation of church and state in the US though is there? I was agape watching the inauguration, but apparently that's all normal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by myrrah View Post
    Yep that's right.

    Am I a geek coz I know the anthem in both english and french? LOL!! I am not a nationalist, I just like singing.
    LOL! We used to get alternating versions at school - English one day, French the next.

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    Did you all hear on the CBC about the guy who is freaking out on Canada Post coz they got him to stop doing this recall ritual they had about 'Merci Dieu pour la bonne journee' (thank you God for the beautiful day). Someone grieved it with the union I believe? Or directly to CP, they told him to stop under threat of suspension, and he is trolling around the media crying for sympathy. Dude just stop using religious references in the workplace, it's not rocket science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo View Post
    There's no recognized separation of church and state in the US though is there? I was agape watching the inauguration, but apparently that's all normal.
    Oh I'm sure there is! There better be. I was totally sure there was. But yeah they go on and on and onnnnnnnnn about Christianity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrrah View Post
    I am not a nationalist, I just like singing.
    I love that!

    It doesn't belong there.

    And yes, God is in the Constitution. And all over the money. And in a million other places, too. Here's a God, there's a God, everywhere a God God.
    Last edited by eversoclever; 02-20-2009 at 01:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrrah View Post
    Did you all hear on the CBC about the guy who is freaking out on Canada Post coz they got him to stop doing this recall ritual they had about 'Merci Dieu pour la bonne journee' (thank you God for the beautiful day). Someone grieved it with the union I believe? Or directly to CP, they told him to stop under threat of suspension, and he is trolling around the media crying for sympathy. Dude just stop using religious references in the workplace, it's not rocket science.
    Just to himself? I don't get it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by myrrah View Post
    Oh I'm sure there is! There better be. I was totally sure there was. But yeah they go on and on and onnnnnnnnn about Christianity.
    Separation of church and state in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Ok, I have enough trouble figuring out our own govt so I can't be bothered to read all that. LOL But seriously, how can they claim to have a separation of church and state when they so do NOT?


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    Quote Originally Posted by eversoclever View Post
    Here's a God, there's a God, everywhere a God God.
    LMFAO!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo View Post
    Just to himself? I don't get it?
    No it was a recall, like a call and response. I guess he lead it but it echoed throughout the workplace. Insert 'Allah' and can you imagine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo View Post
    Ok, I have enough trouble figuring out our own govt so I can't be bothered to read all that. LOL But seriously, how can they claim to have a separation of church and state when they so do NOT?
    Uh they also claim they are free. LMAO!!!

    As they say, 'Nobody is more caged than the man who thinks he is free.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrrah View Post
    No it was a recall, like a call and response. I guess he lead it but it echoed throughout the workplace. Insert 'Allah' and can you imagine?
    Sorry, I have no idea what this means...lol


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