"As I understand it, "In God We Trust" was added to money because of the Red Scare. It was supposed to help unite Americans against a common enemy. There's no reason for it to be there anymore except to give Christians reason to claim…"
"The blind are actually able to develope systems for managing their paper money. They fold one, five and ten dollar bills differently, and the same goes for the rest of the demoninations. For example, a blind person might fold a one dollar bill in…"
"I'm surprised more Christians don't see the motto on currency as being against the teachings of the Bible. You've got the story in about Jesus overturning the tables of the money changers. There is also the quote that "it is…"
"I used to cross out "God" and write in other gods, like Zeus or Thor. But, then I bought rubber stamps with E PLURIBUS UNUM. I have both the desk top pad and stamp and a portable stamper in my purse. I simply stamp over the offensive…"
"I used to like the rock band Pillar more than I do now....but that was before I *really* started listening to their lyrics.......I mean, I always knew what they said, but it never occurred to me before that they might be offensive:
"Here's a come back that I'm just waiting to use on some Fundie. Next time he starts preaching at you, tell him that you only believe in George Carlin's 3rd Commandment: "Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself." If that…"
"You can not serve both God and Mammon. - Matthew, 6:24
Mammon, as you may already know, is a biblic personnification of greed and wealth, i.e. the god of greed and wealth. So, what about giving the 'dollar god' his real name instead of…"
"No, fortunately, but I have an Uncle like that. Basically my entire extended family is religious but there's always that ONE that stands out I guess. And my hairdresser, who I love to death, brings up religion every time, and to her credit she…"
"We could take it off the way we tacked it on. Just change it next time we make new printing plates. There's not law or order making "In God We Trust" legally bound to our currency.
Until then I'm quite content with blacking it…"
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