New American Dollar Coins lack "In God We Trust"

@II2aTee (2559)
United States
September 29, 2008 11:17am CST
Have you seen them yet? The new American one dollar coins omit the words "In God We Trust" that is printed on all other american currency. Is this good, or bad? Tell me your thoughs :) Tee
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
29 Sep 08
personally i think its a good thing. and before the glazed eyed bible thumpers jump my case for being a satanist.. hear me out. this country was founded for a number of different reasons.. one of which was freedom of religion.. as such, not everyone in this country all follow the same faith or beleive in the same god.. why then, should everyone in this country be subjected to a governmental slogan that we do? theres also supposed to be a seperation of church and state.. which this "in god we trust" label blatantly violates. (as does being sworn into court with yer hand on a bible "so help you god" which ALSO should be removed!!) maybe the ridding of it.. is a sign of better things to come. like the changing of religiously fueled laws that all have to abide by, regardless of their faith.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
*thumps tessah with a bible* Damn you and your heathen "logic". Are you trying to say that all religions should not be forced to glorify the Christian God? Blasphemy!
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
29 Sep 08
;sets the book on fire; thatd be exactly what im sayin
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Hey dont burn that! Zuk needs it to squish bugs LOL!! *hides before Zuk notices this discussion*
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I think it is sad that we would allow a few people to remove the very things that our country was founded upon. It shows how shallow and thin-skinned most Americans have become. Our nation is slowly but surely turning its back on God, and I think we are already starting to suffer for it.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I see your point and respect your opion, but I do have doubts about what values this country was founded on. The founding fathers went through great pains to make sure religion and politics didnt mix. No matter what religion they were, they wanted all people to be able to practice their religion, or no religion at all if they so chose.
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
29 Sep 08
this country wasnt founded upon the strict following of one specific god.. it was founded upon the FREEDOM to choose which god.. if any.. you had in yer life. the ridding of the slogan isnt a falling.. but a change of somethng that never shouldve been there in the first place.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
I may not be American but even I know the founding fathers didn't base anything on religion, in fact I beleive some were agnostic and dare I say Atheists!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
Hi Tee, I didn't realize that you had a new dollar coin, although I must have heard about it before now. The fact that it omits the words "in God we trust" will upset some people and please others, that's what always happens. It only matters to those who think it does. Blessings.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Hi Pose, actually over the past 10 years or so the US has tried to disperse a few different versions of the dollar coin. For some reason it has failed every time... Americans just have a hard time adopting the dollar coin for some reason. I have a question if you dont mind answering... does Canadian currency have anything like "In God We Trust" printed on it? I'm just curious. Thanks! Tee
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
Hi again Tee, No, There has never been any such inscription on Canadian coins. Blessings.
@myklj999 (22263)
• Olney, Illinois
29 Sep 08
Well, just let me put it this way: I don't trust anyone that tries to rule through fear, so I don't trust Him anyway. That's to say if He is even there...
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Well I'm actually negotiationg to replace "In God We Trust" with "In Tee We Trust" on all American currency. I think it would be a great boost for the economy.
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• United States
29 Sep 08
"In Tee We Trust", I'd vote for that!!!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 May 09
I know the discussion is 8 months old but I have yet to see these coins. Maybe they only made them to see how people's reaction would be to them. I learned that In God we Trust wasn't put on currency till 1956. Which I didn't know..not something I was taught in history class that I remember. In my own opinion though I know the world need change and lots of it. But why change something like that when the world needs changes that are bigger?
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 May 09
I was surprised when I read the link.. could have blown me over with a feather.
• India
29 Sep 08
I cannot comment whether it is good or bad, but I think it is a very interesting piece of information! Of course people will be quick to comment about the 'declining values' among the youth and blah blah nonsense :) Personally, I find it to be a welcome change. Why mix religion with politics? As Jesus himself said, give what is due to God to God and what is due to Caesar to Caesar, meaning a separation of the paths of the state and the path to God. So it is good that the two are finally separating.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree with you, I just dont know how to take this. It's just interesting to me... but not a subject I feel very strong about. :) Thanks for the reply! Tee
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
I think it is about time. I think god shouldn't have anything to do with government or anything they issue. Not everyone believes or trusts in god and the country is full of many different nationalities and religions and everyone should be treated equal and the money should not mention any entity. There should be a clear division between church and state.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I just found out this topic is a few months old, but its the first I've heard of it! I'm always so out of the loop lol... I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this. Maybe the fact that I dont care is a sign that.... it dosent bother me one way or another lol.
• United States
6 Oct 08
All I can say is Oops! It doesn't matter to me if "In G-d We Trust" is on money or not. Just as long there is a separation of Church and state I will be happy.
@Galena (9123)
30 Sep 08
if anyone doesn't like new coinage, then I will take them off your hands most willingly, and have them converted into good old Pounds, and remove them from offending your sight. I don't think it's an appropriate thing to have on the currency of such a diverse country.
@fiona08 (454)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I am answering this directly from my email link, so I don't know what others have said here. I don't think it is a huge deal that our money says "In God We Trust", except that it may be a big deal to other citizens. I don't think we should force the idea of God onto others in the name of government. And I am sure there are those who will say this nation was founded on Christian values but many people came here originally to escape religious persecution. This is the land of freedom, and so we should not push others to use coins, or say pledges, or say prayers, or participate in any other religious activities, in order to be considered patriotic citizens. That is why it should all remain separate from our government. I think leaving it off is probably a good thing.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Well I have yet to see one of these coins everyone is talking about I do know there are coins that have it printed on the outside edge. I think it needs to be confirmed by one of those websites that investigates urban legends and myths.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Unfortunately, we won't be able to purge religious beliefs from our laws and government that easily. "In God we Trust" is still on the new coins, it just happens to be located on the edge of the coin, rather than on the front or back. See snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp I would love to have new currency that doesn't have "In God we Trust" on it, but unfortunately, that time has not come yet.
• United States
29 Sep 08
I'm glad that it won't be on there. I don't think it should ever have been included on government printed and backed money. First and foremost there is supposed to be a complete separation of religion and the government. Second, there is such a diversity of beliefs and religions in the US, unless they start putting in God/Goddess/Universe/Prime/The One/The Many, etc. We Trust then somebody is going to get left out. It's unfair, it's biased, and has no place in a secular government. If they want to put something clever and unbiased on there they can put In Science and Knowledge We Trust... hey who can argue with that! Well on second thought there are a few religions who ignore both. Just my thoughts
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I think I heard about this before. I feel the same way today that I did then. I don't care. It doesn't bother me one way or the other. As long as it spends the same. I am not partial to having a bunch of coins anyway so I just throw them in a jar when I get home. I don't read them. The only time I ever have dollar coins is when I don't want to stand in the mile long line at the post office and get stamps out of the vending machine. They give change using dollar coins. I do most of my stuff online now so I don't need stamps often either.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
29 Sep 08
i have not noticed that. i don't get to many of the dollar coins. i don't think i like that very much. I think it's important at least for me to have God in things that can over take your thinking. what i mean by that is, people allow money to change them. I feel that taking God out of things that we allow to change who we are is a silly mistake. just one ladies opinion
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I dont think its good or bad, I mean its the RIGHT thing (for it to be omitted) since this country is full of citizens and residents that ARE NOT Christian or believers of god but I wouldnt say its a good thing or a bad thing necessarily..just the right thing.