Monday, November 9, 2009

Giving praise with our currency

This annoyed me a few months ago when I got a forwarded mass emailing that was outraged, OUTRAGED, that the new dollar coins had the phrase "In God we trust" removed, then later restored to the coin's edge. 

And I can totally understand that, because everybody knows that Jesus was all about being honored by currency. Isn't that a commandment? "Thou shalt praise me with thine money" was what, #8? (What's funny is, most people that get all hot and bothered by the absence of the Ten Commandments in places like a Courthouse can't ever tell me what they are, but every addict knows the Twelve Steps and those are much more complex... so "thine money" is probably right, as far as anyone knows.)

Which begs this question: if you are upset by the removal of "In God we trust" what do you have printed on your personal checks? That is your personal currency, and you can make it say anything you want. Does your personal currency praise Jesus? Cause there's your one chance to make it say exactly what you want to say.

Anyway, the whole reason I'm even ranting about this is Sarah Palin, who made these statements about the change:

"Who calls a shot like that? Who makes a decision like that? It’s a disturbing trend."
It totally is. And here's the quick answer: George W. Bush and a Republican-led Congress in 2005. Including your state's own Ted Stevens and your former running-mate John McCain.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Did I tell you that I "BECAME A FRIEND OF SARAH PALIN" on Facebook?