Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In God We Trust? Are We Really a Christian Nation?

MSNBC.com recently ran an article and online vote inquiring whether or not to keep the motto, “In God We Trust” on our national currency. Michael Newdow, an athiest, has an overlying lawsuit to remove this motto because it carries overt religious overtones - because it prefers religion to non-religion.

I don't know about you, but historically speaking, I have always been taught that America was established on a moral and Biblical foundation and has always been a "Christian" nation. But just last week our President was quoted in Turkey saying, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consdier ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

Now, I am committed to praying for our President and supporting our President, but when you look at the Preambles in all 50 of our State Constitutions, it just seems like we're getting away from the foundation in which we were established. Here are a couple examples from the states I've resided in:

Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

All 50 states acknowledge the power of God and dependance we have on God.
I hope you'll join me in continually praying for our Leadership and our Country as we consider the fate of our future. I pray we will move towards a day when we can say, "In God We Trust" and actually mean it.

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I was a political science major for 3 years, so this is a discussion I could talk about forever...like most topics. But one thing I remember is certain court rulings, like Miranda rights, are considered virtually untouchable because the ruling has stood for so many years. Now, I'm well aware that "In God we trust" isn't a court ruling, but I can't think of anything else that's been etched in our country's history longer than that phrase. Trust and thanks in God is older than the Bill of Rights. So I definitely don't think as an objective viewer that it should be removed...

    As a Christian woman, I continue to pray for the direction of our leaders and our country to move toward actually trusting our God. I also pray for our future leaders that they rise against...and stop being stuck in the middle...and make a stand for Christ now that in turn will impact our country's future!

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