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When we are required to say "IN GOD WE TRUST" What God are we talking about?

Albert Pike

Posted 10:30 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
If you don't believe in any God then the words "In God We Trust" are meaningless to you which means you aren't being put in any moral dilemmas when you pay cash for something.

rednecker

Posted 9:59 pm, 09/23/2022

If you want to believe in an invisible supernatural superhero that floats around in the sky watching everything you do then that's up to you but for me I will pass on that mambo jumbo.

waterloo

Posted 9:48 pm, 09/23/2022

It's not talking about a specific religion or deity. It's just a general supreme being that we're hoping looks out for us. Same thing with "One Nation, under God". It's not one specific god or religion, it's just a generalized about being watched and under the eye of god or the supreme being.

rednecker

Posted 9:31 pm, 09/23/2022

God is an invention by men to control others.

Albert Pike

Posted 9:24 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
My God ain't orange nor is he racist.

rednecker

Posted 9:19 pm, 09/23/2022

It's easy to believe in an Orange Jesus when you believe in any god that represents your racists beliefs.

Albert Pike

Posted 8:59 pm, 09/23/2022

Henry,
In the words of Dalton, the best **** cooler in the business; opinions vary.

Albert Pike

Posted 8:58 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
In my opinion I believe in the one and only God, you can believe in whichever God or Gods you choose to, that's the perk to living in a free state.

henryii

Posted 8:50 pm, 09/23/2022

Bertie, in order for the big bang to take place there had to be some entity that brought the requisite elements together ergo a supreme being. You can call it God, Yahwe, Shiva, Zeus, Jove, Gitchi Manitou or whatever the hull you want. But I very much doubt if the Supreme Being gives a rat's arse whether we trust in him or not!

rednecker

Posted 8:43 pm, 09/23/2022

It's all about giving money to men who convince others that they speak for God

rednecker

Posted 8:38 pm, 09/23/2022

Albert Pike (view profile)

Posted 7:56 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
Weird, I believe in God and have never thought that when I do spend cash.
I guess it can be whatever God you may believe in.

Which God do you believe in? There are so many out there.

Albert Pike

Posted 8:35 pm, 09/23/2022

Hepsibah,
Not been around as long as you thought,
On this date (July 11, 1955) President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law H.R. 619, a bill that required that the inscription "In God We Trust" appear on all paper and coin currency. Representative Charles E. Bennett of Florida introduced the resolution in the House where it won fast backing from the Committee on Banking and Currency and support from like-minded Members such as Herman Eberharter of Pennsylvania and Oren Harris of Arkansas. "Nothing can be more certain than that our country was founded in a spiritual atmosphere and with a firm trust in God," Bennett proclaimed on the House Floor. "While the sentiment of trust in God is universal and timeless, these particular four words In God We Trust' are indigenous to our country." Furthermore, Bennett invoked the cold war struggle in arguing for the measure. "In these days when imperialistic and materialistic communism seeks to attack and destroy freedom, we should continually look for ways to strengthen the foundations of our freedom," he said. Adding "In God We Trust" to currency, Bennett believed, would "serve as a constant reminder" that the nation's political and economic fortunes were tied to its spiritual faith. The inscription had appeared on most U.S. coins since the Civil War, when Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase first urged its use. Until passage of the 1955 law, however, "In God We Trust" had not appeared on paper currency and, from time to time, had not been inscribed on certain classes of coins. Bennett's measure sailed through the House, passing on an unrecorded voice vote. The Senate approved the measure less than three weeks later. The first dollar bills bearing the inscription entered circulation in 1957, shortly after "In God We Trust" also had been made the official national motto by an act of Congress.

rednecker

Posted 8:31 pm, 09/23/2022

It's like the money changers need to be verified.

Hepsibah

Posted 8:22 pm, 09/23/2022

Cash (currency) is what we give in return for goods and services. Does it need to have a religious slogan? If so, why? I'm not sure who came up with the idea. It's probably centuries-old. Is doesn't seem necessary (nor appropriate) to have religious slogans on printed money. What purpose does it serve, if any?

Albert Pike

Posted 7:56 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
Weird, I believe in God and have never thought that when I do spend cash.
I guess it can be whatever God you may believe in.

rednecker

Posted 7:53 pm, 09/23/2022

Every time I spend a dollar I'm saying that I trust in a God. I just want to know what God I'm trusting in.

Albert Pike

Posted 7:48 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
I gave you a solution it's not my fault you don't like itI guess you'll need to write your representatives in Washington. But you have to admit you have never been required to say "In God We Trust" like you claimed.

rednecker

Posted 7:40 pm, 09/23/2022

It's a symbolic thing. Problem is not solved. Your God does not apply to everybody.

Albert Pike

Posted 7:35 pm, 09/23/2022

Redneck,
Only use personal checks and your credit / debit card, I almost never carry or use cash anymore; problem solved.

rednecker

Posted 7:31 pm, 09/23/2022

Every time I spend a dollar it's like I'm saying that I trust a "God". I don't trust any "God" because gods are man made.

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