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March 9, 2009 | 10 Comments

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Washington, DC, March 9, 2009
Special to The Raving Theist

Claiming to oppose the imposition of what it considers a “toxic morality” upon all Americans, a non-religious group is calling for the removal of the “G__ Word” from the country’s currency.

“As hard-working, tax-paying citizens, we are deeply offended to be confronted, every time we open our wallets, by the ultimate symbol of hypocrisy, deception and moral degeneracy,” said the group’s founder, Michael Williams.” “While we recognize that an overwhelming majority of Americans profess a certainty that He exists, their views should not alone prevail in this diverse and multicultural nation.”

Williams added that “if you want to know what ‘We Trust’ in, it is our own ability to comply with man’s duly-enacted laws.” Williams cautioned that the continued use of the “G__ Word” would simply encourage others to hold themselves above the law — noting that the group’s target has demonstrated a “complete disregard of the very code He purports to enforce.”

Treasury Secretary Geithner had no comment on the organization’s campaign to obliterate his name from dollar bills by covering it with a bright red “tax cheat” stamp. The Obama administration, however, has responded by directing an IRS audit of the protesting group.

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10 Responses to “Daily Headline”

  1. Adam
    March 9th, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    Bravo, RT. Very well done.

  2. Skeptimal
    March 9th, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    For whatever reason, the graphic doesn’t download for me. I wasn’t able to find a reference to removing references to deities from our currency on williams’ pages, either.

    I do think it’s stupid that we have “In God We Trust” on our money, though. “Under God” also does not belong in the pledge of allegiance. In both cases, these phrases were added in the 1950’s when black people weren’t safe in their own homes and when the Republican Church thought Christianity was a cure for Communism. Somehow the country survived for nearly 200 years without these ridiculous nods to the prevailing superstition.

  3. Skeptimal
    March 9th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Oh, and the Williams page you directed us to represents a conservative Christian.

  4. JoAnna
    March 9th, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    Pssst, Skeptimal… read the ENTIRE post, especially the last paragraph. ;)

  5. frustrated (mk)
    March 9th, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

    If Michael wants to avoid the IRS, he should just run for office. That should take care of the problem!

  6. Skeptimal
    March 9th, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    “Pssst, Skeptimal… read the ENTIRE post, especially the last paragraph.”

    Oh. G… Geithner… Gotcha.

    And here I am wondering why they say non-theists have no sense of humor…

    My apologies to His Raving Theisticness.

  7. Bill Walker / Godfree
    March 10th, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    In god we trust didn’t appear on our currency until 1957. I’m old-fashioned. I prefer the way it was. Until then, I strike out the words in god on all my currency.

  8. Lily
    March 10th, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    Seems like a harmless waste of time to me, Bill.

  9. JoAnna
    March 10th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

    If it makes you feel better, Bill, the currency could be referring to itself when it says “In God we trust.” After all, money seems to be one of the primary gods worshipped in the U.S. (if not worldwide), at any rate.

  10. Paurthond Diamires
    March 24th, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    i cant believe how much soft tyranny all this spending is

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