In God We Trust

From my friend Darren’s blog, good information about money and scriptures.

darren's thinking

REFUSE NEW COINS This simple action will make a strong statement.  Please help do this.. Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead.  The lady just smiled and said 'way to go' , so she had read this e -mail.  Please help out..our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!! U.S. Government to Release New Dollar Coins You guessed it 'IN GOD WE TRUST'IS GONE from the front and back!!! If ever there was a reason to boycott something,  THIS IS IT!!!! DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE Together we can force them out of circulation.. Please send to all on your mailing list!

A variation of this meme is back in my Facebook newsfeed. “Refuse new coins.” The meme tells us. Apparently, not having the words “In God We Trust” engraved on the coin is something horrible.

“In God We Trust” first appeared on U.S. coins starting in 1864, 90 years after our founding. 1956 was when “In God We Trust” first appeared on U.S. paper currency, replacing the original U.S. motto, E pluribus unum, 182 years after our founding.

I suppose I could write what is already written in other places, but I will just link you to the Wikipedia entry. In my opinion, this is yet another in a long list of non-issues, but I will offer an opinion on it just the same.

This is usually an issue that upsets the evangelical Christian Right.

What first comes to mind, the topic of money comes up in the Bible 800 times. More times than…

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