Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In God We Trust

Thanks go out to A Catholic Life for alerting me to this.

The same man who has filed suit to remove "under God" from the pledge of Allegiance has now filed suit against "In God we trust" on America's currency. He is expected to win the case in the circuit court and take it to the Supreme Court.

Click here to sign a petition to guarantee the right to use and recite the motto and the Pledge of Allegiance.


A Christian Prophet said...

The Holy Spirit came through with a great message on this issue of "in God we trust" in The Christian Prophet blog yesterday.

Carmel said...

Oh no! Maybe i'm nieve, but this is really shocking! That's my fave thing about the USA "In God We Trust" it's always sounded so impressive. Removing it, I should hope and pray not!

justplaincath said...

The original Pledge of Allegiance did not say "under God." Those words were added to it in the 1950's since we were an anti-Communist nation, and Communism was godless.

"In God we trust", however, has a much longer history. It goes back to the birth of our nation, and has been on coins for over 200 years.

Moneybags said...

Thanks for blogging on this. I hope others will follow suit and sign this petition.

The man who filed this claims he is offended by the name of God on currency, but I will be offended, and many others too, if God is taken out of every facet of my life by this person.

God, help us to love thee.

4HisChurch said...

Exactly. How often are the sensibilities of beleivers taken into account when these laws are passed?

Anonymous said...

>> I will be offended, and many others too, if God is taken out of every facet of my life by this person. <<

If that is the case, then you have some serious thinking to do about your religion and what it means to you. If you truly believe it in yourself you should not have to rely on the government to express it for you. What the US has on its currency, or what you recite to pledge allegiance to your country, does not (and should not) have anything to do with your personal religious beliefs.

4HisChurch said...

That may be the case, but why should only certain groups' feelings, i.e., who is "offended" be taken into account in this country. Our constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

my poetry on the web

Karumi Garden

Karumi Garden
my haiku