The phrase, “In God We Trust” will stay on our money thanks to a Supreme Court decision, but is it in our hearts? In God We Trust; all others must pay cash is a famous funny statement, but I’m being very serious here. Do we trust in God Almighty, creator of the heavens and the earth, or are we trusting in something untrustworthy such as the government, our spiritual leaders, or money itself?
Here’s an except from coverage of this Supreme Court decision from ChristianNews.net.
NEW YORK – A federal appeals court has ruled against a prominent atheist and his quest to remove the motto ‘In God We Trust’ from American currency.
As previously reported, atheist Michael Newdow, who has filed numerous suits challenging the mixture of God and government, submitted a complaint in the Southern District of New York in March 2013, asserting that the motto violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution as it serves to proselytize unbelievers.
“The American dollar travels all over the world, into every country of the world, and frequently gets behind the Iron Curtain, and if it carries this message in that way, I think it would be very good,” Newdow quotes Pennsylvania Representative Herman P. Eberharter as stating during his tenure in Congress. “I think that is one of the most compelling reasons why we should put it on our currency. … The principles laid down by God and the teachings of our way of life should be kept alive in the hearts and minds of our friends enslaved behind the Iron Curtain.”
Those named in the lawsuit, which included seven children and their parents, along with other singular entities and the group New York City Atheists, remarked that they do not like being forced to look at the name of God on their currency every time they make a purchase. They contended that it makes them feel discriminated against and rejected by society because they have rejected the Creator.
Here’s the Supreme Court decision about In God We Trust:
“As the Supreme Court has repeatedly indicated in dicta, the statutes at issue in this case have a secular purpose and neither advance nor inhibit religion. The Court has recognized in a number of its cases that the motto, and its inclusion in the design of U.S. currency, is a ‘reference to our religious heritage,’” it wrote. “We therefore hold, in line with the Supreme Court’s dicta, that [the motto appearing on currency does] not violate the Establishment Clause.”
“We respectfully disagree that appellants have identified a substantial burden upon their religious practices or beliefs,” the panel also concluded in regard to the atheists’ proselytization claim.
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The Supreme Court got this one right, praise God! It really doesn’ t matter if it’s on our money or not but having it there causes it to be read millions of times a day, reminding millions of people that God does exist and at least that he should be trusted more than the money in our hands. Thank God for every victory including this one!