An email is making its way back around about the new dollar coins – not that anyone really knows we have the coins or cares that we do – omitting “In God We Trust” from them:
Subject: DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE
U.S. Government to Release New Dollar Coins
You guessed it
‘IN GOD WE TRUST’
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS
Together we can force them out of circulation. Please send to
all on your mail list!!!
The email is only partially correct. There were a certain number of coins printed but they were a mistake.
More interesting is the passion. “If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!”?
I don’t think so.
Whether or not our government prints “In God We Trust” on our coins means less than nothing. It is fine if it is there, it is fine if it isn’t there. What matters more is whether our country behaves in a way that honors God and the principles God clearly does care about – justice, mercy, compassion, love.
Sometimes America does. Other times it doesn’t. What is printed on our currency makes no difference.