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Does the use of "In God We Trust" on our currency violate the separation of church and state?


"In God We Trust" wasn't always on U.S. currency. I believe it was put on coins in the 1860s and then later on paper money in the 1950s. From what I understand, court cases have already come and gone concerning this issue, but I'm curious to know some general thoughts about it. Our country has a lot of roots in religion, but our modern society prides itself on having the freedom of choice. Does this phrase exclude non-deity based religions and atheists/agnostics? If you do believe in a god, would you feel excluded if our money said "We Trust in No God"?

 

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    royalblkrose 5 years ago

    @Valentine- check your history, please. While it is true thet many colonies were founded as money making enterprizes, the seminal points of American History, is the Mayflower compact, and the people on that voyage were Protestants, who were offended

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