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View Poll Results: Should "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?
Yes 103 36.79%
No 156 55.71%
No opinion 21 7.50%
Voters: 280. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-17-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Originally Posted by machiavelli1 View Post
Yeah, in your dreams....

I can see it now... the athiest slogan on the currency "in nothing we trust"
Better than believing in fairies in the sky and books written by delusional men who heard some holy spirit.

 
Old 02-17-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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When you look at the era when it was first proposed to be put on the currency, it made perfect sense: Communism and communists had vowed to take over the world. And a large part of the Communists agenda was the removal of God from the lives of those who lived under the Communist umbrella. Again - it made perfect sense to tell the world - with the money that "ruled" the world (so to speak) that this country - the United States in American, put our trust in the heavenly father.

And we had just come out of a World War and we were going into another war - Korea -

No KevK - it was a perfect time to put "In God we Trust" on the Currency -

And there it shall remain.
Huh?? When the Russian monarchy was overthrown, "In God We Trust" had already been on U.S. currency for 60 years.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Huh?? When the Russian monarchy was overthrown, "In God We Trust" had already been on U.S. currency for 60 years.
"In God we Trust" did NOT become an official motto for US currency until 1956

In God We Trust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 02-17-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"In God we Trust" did NOT become an official motto for US currency until 1956

In God We Trust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But that's not what you were talking about. Your claim was that it was first proposed to be put on currency as part of Cold War politics. But by the time the Cold War was in full swing, it had already been on U.S. currency for almost a century.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/Two_cent_obverse.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 02-17-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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"In God we Trust" did NOT become an official motto for US currency until 1956

In God We Trust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You are referring to the National Motto, not when the phrase was first used on US coinage. That would be 1864, long before communism existed.

See http://www.city-data.com/forum/12936823-post12.html
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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I would like to see it removed because I do not "trust" "god" in any way shape or form. Anything that creates Charlie Manson and the Haitian earthquake cannot be trusted.
But then is you didn't have God who else would be your scapegoat when bad things happen? Sorry for saying but maybe you need to grow up a little.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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Should be another option to the poll: It doesn't matter.

This would cover the fact that other things on our money (denominations, official seal and the all seeing eye) don't matter. It is there and causes no real problem. Equally it would cause no real problem to remove it, except to upset the christians.
Christians are not the only ones who believe in God. Everyone believes in God, except atheists and agnostics. Well agnostics do, kinda. LOL

So since atheists are in the minority---very small minority should we cave in to what they want?
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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Sorry for saying but the people that really need to grow up are the people who think they have an imaginary daddy or friend in the sky listening to them as they pray or talk to him/it and want to impose it on everyone else.

EDIT-To those who say the younger people are going to Church more and there are more believers...LOL.

Study: Young Americans less religious than their parents

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/17/rep...ex.html?hpt=C1

America, we are MOVING in the RIGHT direction.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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When was the last time you stepped into a church? Those who go to church can tell you about all the young adults in church now a days,

If you do not believe in God and see no reason to then good for you but most adults I know are glad they have a spiritual life to get them through the hard times. Right now I know a woman whose husband is entering hospice after fighting for his life for the last year. He had a bone marrow transplant and it did not take. They have had him in and out of the hospital for months now. On top of that her parents are not doing well physically and she has had to help them get to their doctors.

These people are very religious and they depend on the so called "daddy in the sky." They know better than to think that. They know God has been with them and has given them the strength to endure.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Christians are not the only ones who believe in God. Everyone believes in God, except atheists and agnostics. Well agnostics do, kinda. LOL

So since atheists are in the minority---very small minority should we cave in to what they want?
It's not just atheists who believe it should be removed from our currency. There's a principle involved here, and it's the belief that religion and government should not be intertwined.

If "In God We Trust" were removed from our currency, would that make you less likely to believe in God? What do you think would happen if it were removed? What harm would it cause?
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