Thursday, January 10, 2008

SCORE ONE FOR "GOD"

From World Net Daily:

"The words 'In God We Trust' have been placed in prominent display on U.S. coinage since 1864, until a new $1 coin series honoring U.S. presidents was introduced at the beginning of 2007, when the motto was concealed on the edge. But no more."

Within our society, the attackers of "GOD" have been very successful in removing "HIM" from government buildings, schools, even textbooks. But they've lost the battle when it comes to the new coins being issued by the U.S. Mint. By moving "In God We Trust" to the edge of the new coins, many felt it was just the first step in ridding our currency of any mention of God.

The public, however, wasted no time in making their voices heard.


On December 26, 2007, President Bush signed into law a provision calling for our National Motto to be placed on either the front or the back of the coins. The first batch of new coins will roll off the presses with the motto still on the edge because, presently, and without our permission, the mint is set up for the "edge" version. Soon it will be moved to the front or back and 2009 seems to be the target year for the change, but it could be sooner.

Since this was a victory for "GOD", I wasn't surprised when the story failed to generate much press. More from the WND article:

"In God We Trust" became the national motto by an act of Congress in 1956 and officially superseded "E Pluribus Unum," Latin for "Out of Many, One."

The most common place where the motto is observed in daily life is on U.S. currency and coinage. It wasn't until 1957 that the motto was permanently adopted for use on U.S. money."

For more views on God and separation of church and state, take a few moments to listen to Douglas V. Gibbs' show on BlogTalkRadio, The Political Pistachio, from Wednesday night. As always, the discussion was spirited.


**My Personal Promotion**


Mostly we're reactive when it comes to the removal of "GOD" from our lives, but two weeks ago I started a personal, pro-active approach to it, and one that can't be stopped nor protested for infringement reasons.

Now, each time I fill out a document, a check, deposit slip, credit card receipt, etc., I add "A.D." after the date, which is Latin for "anno domini", meaning "IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD".

In fact, each time I sign my name (which is just about every day) I add the date next to it, followed by "A.D." So far one person, a teller at my bank, inquired as to its meaning. No protest.

I wonder how Michael Newdow will feel about it?

I know, I don't care, either...

***ADDED THOUGHTS***

A couple years ago, I did a post on Red Skelton--"Good Night, and May God Bless"--where he gave a little talk (1969) on the "Pledge of Allegiance". In the segment, he mentions "under God" being added to the Pledge. Take a look:

Red Skelton left us in 1997, leaving millions with fond memories. Here's one of them.

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