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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Strike the Phrase IN GOD WE TRUST From Our Currency

The other night I heard a friend of mine comment that he is worried that it may not be too long before “IN GOD WE TRUST” is removed from our currency.  For him this would be further evidence of the decline of our country.  For me this would be a refreshing breath of honesty.

Because, honestly, as a nation we don’t trust God. If we did we wouldn’t spend such an ungodly amount on militarization and weapons of war. 

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.
Psalm 20: 6 – 8

The “chariots and horses” of this Psalm were the ancient battle vehicles – the armored attack weapons.  They were built and used by kings to demonstrate their power and to ensure their victory.  But the psalmist dismissed them.  They collapse and fall.  They are worthless.

I say, strike the words IN GOD WE TRUST from our currency. (It’s only been the national motto since 1956 – and that was only to spite those ‘godless atheists’ during the cold war… ) They’re evidently not true, so erase them. 

Or - what would be even better-

Let’s make them true.  Let’s get rid of our Attack Drones, our M1 Abrams Tanks, and our M16 rifles.  Let’s put away our mortars and missiles. Let’s ground the F-16s and the helicopter gunships.  Then we could say with honesty “In God We Trust.”

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