Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The New Nickel

I really like the forward looking Jefferson portrait proposed for the new nickel. The artist said he tried to give him a hint of a smile for an optimistic look. story
However, if they're going to redesign the coin why not give some consideration to changing the bold capitalized phrase to something more positive. "IN GOD WE TRUST" sounds like we have to be afraid of something and need to trust in a miracle to save us.
When will people grow up and stop placing mindless faith in mythology?
Perhaps the phrase "VENI VEDI VICI" would be more appropriate. Jefferson's westward expansion was accomplished with the attitude of "We came, we saw, we conquered."

6 Comments:

Blogger Does not play well with others said...

I completely agree. I've always thought that In God We Trust should be taken off our money. I'd boycott, but that would be a little impractical. Its not just the fact that I’m an atheist that makes me want to remove the god reference from our money. It seems a little sacrilegious and hypocritical for “people of faith” to plaster god’s name all over the one thing at the heart of most of the evil being done in the world. What is it supposed to mean? I buy this Mercedes in the Lord’s name?
And yea, God spoketh unto me and said, to prove your love of me you shall plaster my name all over the currency you trade at the earthly den of Starbucks. And so as He spake it, we spent it. And it was good. Amen.

Thursday, October 06, 2005 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Random-witticism said...

I especially like that this is clearly a graven image, as in "Thou shalt have no graven images" ala ten commandments from the book of deuteronomy. So let's take one of this god's ten absolutely inviolate laws (you know, the ones that christians want engraved in front of every court house...) and just bitch-slap it with our worship of money! YEAH! THOUGH I WALK IN THE VALLEY OF IDIOTS, I SHALL FEAR NO HYPOCRITS!

Sunday, October 09, 2005 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Rusko Elvenwood said...

I love it when you rant! You make very good points.

Sunday, October 09, 2005 4:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord have mercy upon you all who side with Rusko. You need to have faith in Jesus because He will come again to judge us.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger Random-witticism said...

You know, Anonymous, if there is a god, he loves us more than you, because we have the courage to use the gifts we've been given...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:21:00 AM  
Blogger Rusko Elvenwood said...

I love how the scornful poster was so confident in his/her belief to post as anonymous. Dumb-ass!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:57:00 AM  

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