In God We Trust
March 30, 2007 2:15am CST
That phrase is on American money. Let's skip the question of whether or not it should be for a moment, there's another thread for that. What I want to ask, is what do you think about the fact that it's on *money*? Does that say something to you about the role of money in government, religion, and American culture? To me the phrase "In God We Trust" on money implies "not to let our banks fail" at the end of it, so we can keep buying our Ipods and designer jeans. (I'm as guilty as anyone, I have an ipod if not designer jeans.) What does it imply to you?
30 Mar 07
Wow! That's an excellent observation! When we think about it, it really does seem a little suspicious in more than way. What does finance and God have in common? It seems to me like they were just playing on the beliefs of some people. They probably thought if God's name is on the currency, people will actually link it with God himself! I'm not sure money is the best place to write down God's name. It smells a little fishy to me..