The new United States dollar coin is now in circulation. It is a shiny gold coin depicting George Washington and the Statue of Liberty. It does, however, have a very unique distinction. It is the first US coin minted without the words "In God We Trust". To many people this will be overlooked and not even thought about, but I will try my best to refuse to take any as change, etc. , because I feel this is a step, further towards the decline of this once proud nation. Washington was a Deist, but apparently attended church services with Martha regularly. Historians argue if he were a Christian, but none argue that he and the rest of our founding fathers understood that this country was formed because of religious persecution, and by holding to those values, God prominently played apart in their lives, and in their directions for living.
Washington, upon becoming President spoke the following prayer for America:
"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the Unites States in thy holy protection; that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to the government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of this country. And finally that thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the divine author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord ---Amen"
On top of the monument honoring this fine man, a man of christian value and principles are the words "Laus Deo". These 2 words say it all... "Praise be to God".
Why the change? and why are we on the path away from the initial intent of our founding fathers?