Cranston Commenters #3

More delightful Christians lining up to have their wrists slapped!

Matt D says:

Hopefully, Jessica and her family will rid themselves of all those evil pieces of paper in their pockets and wallets that contain the phrase “In God We Trust”. I’m not a religious person and see no issue with it, it’s a piece of paper on a wall, if you don’t agree with what it says, then don’t read it, it’s not like they are requiring her to abide by it on a daily basis. What a spoiled little brat.

Call me crazy, but I suspect you are a religious person (who is not telling the truth, been a lot of those running around lately).

Anyway, how about they keep the money and work towards getting those silly words taken off of it?

Also, that spoiled brat just spent over a year and a half being a student while fighting an entire community who seemed to think believing in absurdities made them above the law.  That’s a lot of work for a “spoiled little brat”.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Sean Gillespie

    I have seen variants of this comment over and over. Blah blah blah “In God We Trust money” blah blah. It has nothing to do with being “offensive” it has to do with being illegal. They don’t get they are pointing out another example of illegal intrusion of religion into government.

    My favorite has been “I suppose you will want to change the Pledge next?”. WTF? Really? You mean you are going to say changing the Pledge from it’s original form is a bad thing? I’m glad we can agree! Now get your “under God” bullshit back out of it!

  • Kara Swan

    It amazes me how quickly “Love thy neighbor” suddenly doesn’t apply anymore if someone disagrees with their faith. But really, we have no one to blame but ourselves for their “above the law” entitled attitude for taking it for so long. I’m happy to see so many bright activists like Jessica and JT fighting for the constitution.

  • Brownian

    Hopefully, Jessica and her family will rid themselves of all those evil pieces of paper in their pockets and wallets that contain the phrase “In God We Trust”.

    Why? The Christians don’t do it, and the hero they love to ignore specifically told them to:

    “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

  • Ibis3, denizen of a spiteful ghetto


    15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

    16And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s.

    17And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.

    It’s Caesar (i.e. the civil authority) that should be on the money. The Hebrew god doesn’t belong there.