Whoever’s bright idea it was to put “IN GOD WE TRUST” on ANY government item is a real pious fucker and has this country in a real fuckin hassle.
“In God we trust” obviously is symbolic in the sense that it’s asking us to all think for the better good of the whole. To reach higher than our own needs as individuals, and do all we can to contribute to the betterment of the people around us.
Or at least that’s how I define it.
The problem is that there is a VERY LARGE delegation of folks who define it as “fundamental proof” that God, and obviously THEIR version of God, should be the absolute monitor of a natioanl “moral compass” so that we as a “whole” don’t spiral off into the abyss.
We can never just make it easy on ourselves. There always has to be some fuckin wrench thrown into the mix, that JUST is GREY enough to keep everyone thinking THEY ARE RIGHT, instead of comin to some table somewhere and havin meaningful dialogue that can help us to better understand one another.
To further add to the emotionality, all the people on “GOD” side of the issue, and seein as “GOD” isn’t available for a fuckin sit down to explain what he meant, we are forced to have to deal with a very large sum of believers who follow maybe the silliest fuckin book of all time. The Bible.
No one should tell anyone else how to worship whatever they get clarity from, as long as they don’t use that to hurt others. PERIOD.
And I CERTAINLY shouldn’t have the right to tell and force anyone through law to BELIEVE what I believe.
The radical Christian Right isn’t goin away.
This is a real big deal……
Whoever decided to put “In God we Trust” on anything.. you are a fcukin asshole.