Monday, May 04, 2009

In God We Trust...?

"Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?" is posting that question on the internet. It's a question that agitates many Conservative Americans. In fact, out of 13 million responses a whopping 87% are against removing this motto.

But what does that mean? That Americans are religious...even Christian?

Let's look at other polls:

1. Only 1/3 of Americans strongly disagree that Jesus sinned.

2. 45% of Christian Americans do not believe the Bible is accurate in all the principles it teaches.

3. About 60% of self-described Christians agreed with or were undecided about the Bible being on par with the Koran and the book of Mormon.

4. Only 25% of Americans pray and read the Bible (outside church) and attend church.

5. Only 9% of Americans have a loosely defined Christian worldview.

At least one thing is clear from these numbers: Americans are woefully confused about God and His Bible. How can someone claim to trust God and have such ignorant views of His Word?

When conservatives flock to vote on this issue--as I already have--I hope they realize that retaining our motto is not the same as retaining our soul.


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