Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quick Bytes #36: In God We Trust

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"Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that 
faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all."
                                              - Marco Rubio at the RNC

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4 comments:

  1. When I watch American TV I'm impressed how often politicians say "God bless you all. God bless America" and so on. And the motto you quote which appears on your bank notes.

    Here in the UK, if a politician said in a speech "God bless you. God bless Britain" he'd be laughed out of politics (because God doesn't exist in the UK); and he'd most probably be criticised in the press and the media by the many who are convinced that God doe not exist.

    You'd be surprised how often a belief in God is mocked by comedians on TV. And how often people keep away from even mentioning their religious beliefs. Except for those who proudly announce they don't believe in God. They're the clever enlightened ones who know best!

    God bless.

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  2. Thanks for your comment Victor.

    I guess all things are relative, because it feels like God is mentioned less and less here every year. In fact, one of the networks showed a statistic of how many times God was mentioned in political speeches over the years. The numbers have drastically declined over the decades, to the single digits in recent times.

    In fact, you can tell how far we have fallen when a simple quote like the one I posted (one that, as you pointed out, is on our bank notes) gets so much attention.

    It should be commonplace.

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  3. I agree with you, Michael. I have felt sick over the insults thrown at Christians and the demeaning of our beliefs in this election year. I feel sick and I feel sad.
    Thank you, Michael, for the quote. And thank you, Marco Rubio.

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  4. Yes! Yes! Yes! I think we are going to hear more Judeo-Christian politicians in this country mention God. Also, perhaps one way to look at the stastics is that there are a lot more people blowing hot air in the Mainstream Media now than even a decade ago. They are given the pulpit out of political correctness and Christians stifled. We have to turn this situation around by speaking up fearlessly.

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