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PHILADELPHIA Mar 7, 2007 (AP)— An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including "In God We Trust," and made it past inspectors and into circulation, the U.S. Mint said Wednesday.
The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of George Washington, are inscribed along the edge with "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" and the year and mint mark. They went into circulation Feb. 15.
Originally posted by ben91069
Are you saying that these coins have multiple dies needed to strike them?
Maybe they are NWO tokens as a joke for the elite.
Originally posted by theindependentjournal
in god we trust is not about the Christian God,
but hatred of God tends to make some see it that way. The god on the money, is the masons god, but I don't think this op wants fact or truth to interfere with their fantasy of a Godless society.
China is a Godless society, maybe you should look into that nation for a homeland.
Man do our soviet styke schools really indictrinate the kids today in trash and deception, as well as rewriting history.
I can only say this to comfirt such tormented souls, your Godkess society is upon us, hope you enjoy it and all the benefits that come with it.
Careful what you wish for, youjust may get it.
it doesn't matter, 10-20% of the population has NO god.
i don't want a godless society, i want a secular government.
china has a state religion... it's called worshipping the state.
can you back up any of your claims?
reason over faith? expenditures on worthwhile science? an end to the largest propogation tool of ignorance inthe world? HOORAY
honestly, can you even show me a single reason why a godless society would be a bad thing?
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
There have been lapses in its use since it was first adopted, but the most recent one was an accident, which has been corrected.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
"In God we trust"
That is NOT CHRISTIAN AT ALL!
It's anti-atheist. But I could honestly careless what an atheist thinks about a dollar, if he chooses to not believe in God then he makes that choice to not recognize what he has known, and should not stand in the way of other peoples representations of God.
God is Allah, it is Yahweh it is so many other deities. Any God is God, and it is up to the reader to decide God for himself....
Basically one mans freedom of expression is another mans suppression -- if you favor the atheist you disfavor the believer, while neither is fair, majority rules.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
10-20% is a massive difference with 300,000,000 people. and would consider the poll, as all polls are different because polls are scientifically bunk.
Aside from that 20% is NOT 51%.
Secular is to not favor one religion, but to favor God is actually secular. If it said "In Jesus we trust" .. then that would NOT be secular.
Amazing how all hyper-left governments ban God..
a degration of hope, morality, moral, belief system and identity. Hmm, yes I wonder why a hyper liberal left socialistic government would want to do that. Surely it has nothing to do with control?
You don't need religion to teach good morals to kids, but a system of somekind of structure in regards to religious beliefs or practises does assist, as it gives a sense of identity, community and culture.
While I favor the end of organized religion, there is nothing worse then a truly Godless society... nothing should be feared more, if history has something to say.
Name me a Godless society or culture that survived in history. I would then give you almost every single Communist/socialist nation that has existed.
Look at Frances battle with Secularism, rather sad actually. In the fight for progress the destruction of a society will lead to a lapse in the progress worked for all because of the progress attained.
but the government has NO BUSINESS representing god.
and it's odd that my tax dollars go to printing money that has god on it that i then have to give back to the government.... perversely circular.
actually, God is only yahweh or allah
the only 2 monotheistic deities.
the problem is that god and God are two different things...
and it still oppresses a part of the population to put it there,
but removing it oppresses nobody.
...majority rules shouldn't be at the expense of a minority
the problem is that we can remove the "in god we trust" smack "e pluribus unum" on it instead and EVERYONE is happy
it really doesn't hurt anyone take it off
but it hurts people to keep it on.
...shows exactly how much you knwo about where my data is coming from... census figures primarily.
51% has no right to oppress 49%
hell, 99% has no right to opress 1%
99.9% has no right to opress 0.1%
no, saying ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about god or the abscence there of is secular. not even talking about the subject is secular.
a totalitarian state is hyper-left?
liberal? a complete lack of CIVIL RIGHTS is liberal? wow... shows your position. look at the facts, stalinism and maoism are hyper-right socially and who knows where economically.
yes, it gives an IN-GROUP sense of identity, community, and culture that helps facilitate the perpetuation of wars and feuds that are going on right now. thanks for making my point for me.
we've never had a TRUELY godless society, we've had societies in which god is replaced by the state and thus becomes the equivalent.
well, there are several problems there
to counter it i would point out every theocracy ever... and they show cruelty that even stalin couldn't match. then i can pull out nazi germany, the entirety of medieval england, and pretty much the worst nations in human history that any communist nation doesn't hold a candle to.
then there's the fact that those societies became godless BY FORCE, then each of those nations ended up following a form of state-worship or a personality cult.. which is essentially a religion to begin with.
and i can still bring up sweden.
....alright, so you throw out some claims and say it's sad... why?
and what the hell does this have to do with the topic at large? seriously, you're so off-topic here. this is about the united states and the first amendment, constitutional law.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Says who? As far as I am concerned the Constitution states the government and religious authorities may not mix, and that the government may not support or represent one religion - i.e. Catholicism, ect.
Says who? God is an entity or deity that is often immortal, at any level, supreme and "higher" if you will, then the rest of humanity, and thus us worshiped in any given religion.
"God" in Christianity is like saying "It." God is God above all God's in a sense to all three monotheistic religions, but is not isolated to the three.
Yes, this is true, God is a god, but all the words are capitalized, so what is what right?
Yes, indeed it does, it suppresses the right to not believe.
WRONG! It suppresses those who DO believe.
To say those who don't believe should not have to see God everywhere and that it is the believers job to make sure it is secular in everyway, it is then the non-believer who is oppressing the right of freedom of expression, religion, ect.
Turn that around buddy. The minority rule shouldn't be at the expense of a majority.
But IS everyone happy? Or...... are you?
.....In your opinion, in my opinion it is just anther form of oppression -- the oppression of secularism.
Because atheist demand secular dollars. Hmmm. Or at least .001% of atheist do, the rest could give a damn.
49% has no right to oppress the 51%..
1% does not have the right to oppress 99%
And hell, .1% has NO right to oppress 99.9% of the people.
In the quest of secularism the rights of those forsaken are just as often overlooked then those of the society that they turn from..
The oppressed become the oppressors. Where is the line drawn?
In your opinion.
Show me in the constitution where it even hints that a government cannot even utter the word God.
Socialistic / communist states are, yes. Not all neo-cons???? Whats this???
Stalinism and Maoism just because they where TOTALITARIAN does NOT MEAN that they where ultra right...
Ohh do explain.
Is the war in Iraq a religious war?
Very true, only societies where religion is oppressed through brutality.
You will never truly take God from any people, any where, at any time.
Religions endure everything but time.
Your point is bunk in this light:
Organized religions and organized theologies is what brings about such atrocities ..... not religion its self.
Whos stopping you?
Ehhhhh its an example of failed secularism, trying to hide what you are to save peoples sensitive feelings. Entirely on topic.