Here is an update to a story I posted before.
MARION, Ind. — A biblical verse painted on Marion’s new firetruck will remain there despite concerns that it promotes religion on a taxpayer-funded vehicle, the city’s mayor says.
Mayor Wayne Seybold said he chose to allow the verse to remain because the inscription does not say it comes from the Bible and makes no reference to God.
The firetruck’s side contains part of the 23rd Psalm: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”
Seybold said he received numerous calls, e-mails and letters from people who overwhelmingly support keeping the verse on the truck.
“I think a majority of the people have decided that they think it should stay, and you know, it doesn’t make any religious reference, and so in that regard, I think if that’s the saying that the fire department wants, I support that whole heartily,” he said.
Now I am wondering that even if this verse had mentioned it was from the Bible or that it directly mentions God how it might have been establishing a religion. Would the fire truck driving around have emitted little church seed pods that caused churches to pop-up and grow on street corners? Would people seeing this verse have been forcibly converted to Christianity?
Now for all of those secular purists out there who don’t want bible verses or the mention of God on Government materials please e-mail me. I will send you my address so that you can mail me our of your money to me. After all I wouldn’t want you to get contaminated with that “In God we Trust” phrase on it.