reply to post by SaturnFX
I just wanted to let you know a very important concept from paganism.
God can actually be plural or multi-faceted. And it was commonplace among various meta-deities throughout many cultures.
For example, deities such as Mithra or Ra, can easily be representative of a multitude of minor deity figures who each represent specific aspects.
In a sense, many mythologies appear to be composed of vast pantheons of gods and goddesses, but if you study closely you can often begin grouping them
under larger categories and merging them into meta-deities.
For example the ancient Greek Historian Herodotus wrote explicitly in 5th century BC, that the "Persians (Achaemenids)", "worship the sun, moon,
and earth, fire, water, and winds", as Mithra, and then he equates this with "Aphrodite" and the Arabian "Alilat". (This implies that both
Aphrodite and Alilat were major deities that represented vast multitudes of aspects or their own minor or mini-pantheons).
Also keep in mind that "Mithra" was considered male and female. Bi-gender. God and Goddess simultaneously.
We can find similar parallel meta-deities in cultures world wide, it is quite commonplace even today.
You must exercise discernment in order to separate the misunderstandings from the facts.
So when it says "In God we trust", this could technically and semantically actually be considered plural depending on what the context is. If it is
a pagan reference, than it can easily be explained as a virtual pantheon combined under one major deity figure (which is common historically).
If you have any other questions I would be happy to help find answers even if we have to do some research and look them up.
Oh and here is a link to a great book that I suggest everyone take a glance at:
Suns of God