Lynn Rush sent an email to me describing a poll NBC is running HERE. The question on the NBC site is:
Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?
Yes. It's a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.
No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.
The poll is running about 86% to keep the motto on the currency.
I found the wording of the question interesting, since the original introduction of the phrase was due to an uprising of Christian sentiment around the Civil War. I personally support this motto not because of historic or patriotic significance, but because of my own religious beliefs: I like to think that our country trusts in God. On the other hand, we do not have the same domination of Christianity in our country that we did 150 years ago. My God, the Lord Jesus Yeshua Ha'Maschiach, is not the same as, say, Buddha, the god-force, or (dare I say it) Allah.
This is an interesting conundrum -- can we of different faiths unify under *God*? What think you, my friends?
You can read an unbiased description of how the motto came to be used on our American money at the US Treasury Department site HERE.
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