These just get to me man... It's not that I don't like this country - I just can't determine what people are trying to communicate to me when they place these stickers on their cars.
Proud to be an American
Interestingly enough, pride is one of the seven deadly sins: http://www.deadlysins.com/sins/pride.html
Why are you proud to be an American? Are you suggesting that you would not be happy with yourself and/or your life's accomplishments if you were not an American? Your life is what you should focus on... why would one ever be proud to have been born somewhere?
God Bless America
I think this one is pretty bad. If you are not saying "God Bless us All" then you are essentially implying that God should bless us more than he should bless others... as if we are somehow more deserving of his care than others. An interesting implication to plaster on the bumpers of so-called Christians.
Here's what I'd like to have on my bumper:
A SMALL THEOLOGY
“With God all things are possible”–
that’s the beginning and the end
of theology. If all things are possible,
nothing is impossible.
Why do the godly then
keep slinging out their nooses?