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Should "in God we trust" be on our money, or does this violate atheists' rights?


Michael Newdow, and lawyer and doctor who is an atheist, has been working for many years to get the words "in God we trust" off money, and the words "one nation under God" out of the pledge of allegiance. He says this violates the constitutional assurance against any establishment of religion by the government. Although I am not an atheist myself, I tend to agree with him. It doesn't seem right or fair to have our money say, "in God we trust", when "we" means the American people. Atheists do not trust God. Are they, therefore, less American? Are they not part of "we"?

 

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    Darrell Roberts 5 years ago

    Though I understand the spirit of you statement, I would keep in mind that Muslims use the term Allah, Hindus usually use Visnu or Krishna, other traditions do have differnt names for the creator, I think it is something to consider as times change.

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