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In God We Trust
By Lew Duffey
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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Please read this the whole way before you form an Opinion. It is probably summed up in the very last statement.

In God We Trust


 


            There are those who have taken prayer out of our schools.  They even would like to do away to the pledge of Allegiance because it includes the phrase, ‘Under God.’


This is sad because our nation was built on faith in God.  If you walk through the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. you will find plaques everywhere proclaiming our forefathers faith in God. 


 


            There are some who have even gone so far as to say we should take, “In God We Trust,” off our money.  I ask you, what we would replace it with, “Hail to the almighty Dollar?”


 


            Actually, if they did take “In God We Trust,” off the money it would probably be the best way to honor him.  Jesus once said that the love of money was the root of all evil.


Here is my point.  When we plaster “In God We Trust" on our money or have it hanging on the back of the courtroom wall behind the judge are we praising God or are we being hypocritical?  Do we trust in God?  If the answer is yes, then why do we feel that we need so much military might to keep us ahead of the world? 


           


            Think about it.  God said he would look after us.  He promised to be there when we need him but we still have the need to fight wars.  Our young men are trained to kill.


There goes one of the Ten Commandments.  You know the one that says, “Thou shalt not kill.”


 


            Our democracy can be true to itself as long as we the people and the leaders of we, the people are willing to give, asking for nothing in return.  When someone finally figures out how to use this great way of governing for his own selfish purposes the whole thing evaporates in front of us.


 


            All men are created equal.  Somewhere along the line equality was lost when money become a replacement for God.  Is the man who has more money, more equal than the poor?  You really have to look that word equal up.  There can not be a more or less equal.  Equal is just what it says.


 


            All men have a right to be treated with love and respect, regardless of race, religion or how they comb their hair.  The problem with our government in this day and age is that money buys everything and he who has the most has the most power.  Our congressmen love those freebees.  You know what I mean.  Those gifts that are given with no strings attached.  Only at one point or another, the large firms who are giving those gifts are going to ask for something and our lawmakers will feel compelled to give it to them.  Why?  Because, they owe it to them.


 


            The fact is our government would be doing God a service is they got rid of anything that mentions him in any way.  Of course we could clean up our act and learn to live as he has always wanted us too.  Then when we say, “In God We Trust,” we could really mean it.

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Reviewed by John Domino 7/26/2008
A good write mate!

By the way - You published with LuLu several times - You are happy with them? I am looking for a good publisher.

JM
Reviewed by John Martin 10/18/2006
Well thought out. For if not in God we trust, then who? Caesar?
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/20/2006
Me, I Trust In Myself ,i.e. (God) Gave you All Humanity Freedom Of Choice
There's Right & Wrong For Starters Take your Pick...

TRASK
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/17/2006
Powerful and much needed write; it's a sad state of affairs the way our nation is going nowadays. God help us!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 8/16/2006
This, my friend, is a POWERFUL write. You've managed to single-handedly hit the nail on the head with your down-to-earth wisdom. It's a joke to hear folk say "In God we trust" when they do the opposite. James 1:22 "Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves, do what it says" needs no further interpretation, neither does "In God we trust". It beats me when those in authority will get it right. Thus far, they simply pandering to the evil one and leaving themselves open to be damned!
Excellent message, dear Lew, as usual.

God Bless
Lena
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp 8/16/2006
Lew, your a true soldier for Christ..

Peace & Love, Dove
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/16/2006

Very profound thoughts' developer composition, in contents and message.

Keep Your pen busy, Poet.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU




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