Sunday, August 01, 2004

Take Back Our Money From the Religion Virus!

Today I noticed on the back of my $20 bill, where it says "in god we trust", someone crossed out god and wrote in reality.

I started thinking, what a great idea! That's one way to communicate that we believe in separation of church and state.

In nazi controlled regions during World War 2, Churchhill (or someone) came up with the idea of writing "Victory" on public walls and public buses and every other public surface. It was only symbolic, of course, but it let freedom-loving people know they were not alone and it gave the nazis notice that the people would not give up without a fight. It helped to energize the resistance against Hitler.

Since the religious republicans feel free to pass laws regulating our sexuality, our freedom of speech and everything else that makes America free, perhaps this is a good way to fight back.


At 8/01/2004 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Josh said...

You may be interested in this project:

I stamped a few thousand dollars worth of money about 4 years ago, but got tired of doing so AND was a little concerned about handing over stacks of stamped money to cashiers. It was obvious that I was exclusively spending stamped money.

Some other friends of mine scratch out "in god we trust" with a pen and write in the original motto: "E Pluribus Unum."

At 8/03/2004 08:12:00 AM, Blogger John said...

I recently saw a AdCouncil ad were they featured a bunch of people saying they are American and at the end of the ad was "E Pluribus Unum".

This PSA should be an example of how America needs to be in the minds of all Americans.


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