So this is more a conversation-starter than anything. Do you think that 'In God We Trust' should remain on our money?
Yes, this is one of those topics that has gotten me into trouble (numerous times) with my Republican Christian friends.
Why? Well, because I don't think it should be there. It didn't even appear on our coins until the 1800's, and wasn't mandated on both coins and paper money until the 1950's. Hence, it has little to no 'cultural' significance. Yes, yes, I know- we're a Christian nation, and all that.
But we're really not. We have Buddhists, and athiests, and Confucists, and Muslims, and all sorts of other religions here. And unless the 'god' referenced on the money is every god for each individual religion, than you can't really have it there.
There may be something in this on-going debate that I am overlooking, and if so, feel free to tell me. ;)
This post was sparked by a posting on another blog along the lines of 'vote here in favor of the motto.' So...discuss if you wish. ^.^