#1
Why is this song played ad-nauseum at sports games and other events? Has it replaced the national anthem or something? Who thought it was a good idea to replace a secular patriotic song with a religious one? Plus, religion disputes aside, it's not as good as the national anthem, I personally get headaches from constantly having to listen to it.

So in the words of the late, great Jerry Seinfeld, what's the deal with this song?
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#2
No one replaced it, and it hardly has a religious message. It's mainly talking up how beautiful the country is.
#3
God blessed our beloved ancestors with the power to come over and create a free, worshipping country in the name of our Lord.
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They started playing it in the 7th inning stretch at baseball games after 9/11, and then they just never stopped, 'cuz ya know, God can never bless America enough.
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No one replaced it, and it hardly has a religious message. It's mainly talking up how beautiful the country is.



This.

Now we can't play a song because it has the word God in it??


Edit: and when you say "late great Jerry Seinfeld" wouldn't that mean he is dead?
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No one replaced it, and it hardly has a religious message. It's mainly talking up how beautiful the country is.

According to Wikipedia:
"God Bless America" takes the form of a prayer (intro lyrics "as we raise our voices, in a solemn prayer") for God's blessing and peace for the nation ("...stand beside her and guide her through the night...").
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woah...seinfelds dead..
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would you rather have God not bless good old Murica!? that's pretty unpatriotic. you also probably support terrorism and abortions and gay marriage too. go live in Canada, hippie!
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According to Wikipedia:


Hmmm....well that does seem to counter my argument.


Meh I stand by what I said. It's not even thanking God. Just telling him what to do. Secularly, I guess it would read, "Good will/fortune to America"

#13
I prefer the National Anthem as well. I don't think it's going to be replaced anytime soon, though.
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God blessed our beloved ancestors with the power to come over and create a free, worshipping country in the name of our Lord.


Dude.... wake up to the real world. Almost none of the founding fathers were actually christian, and although some of the groups who colonized the America's were doing it for religious purposes, these sects of christianity are almost nonexistant today. (i.e. Puritans, Quakers, etc) So yeah... you're totally wrong.

By the way, I'm a christian, and I go to church every sunday, so I'm not just religion bashing. I'm only bashing ignorance.
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Dude.... wake up to the real world. Almost none of the founding fathers were actually christian, and although some of the groups who colonized the America's were doing it for religious purposes, these sects of christianity are almost nonexistant today. (i.e. Puritans, Quakers, etc) So yeah... you're totally wrong.

By the way, I'm a christian, and I go to church every sunday, so I'm not just religion bashing. I'm only bashing ignorance.


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