A Dollar For Your Thoughts?
A while ago I posted about this very subject, since then I have actually begun to participate in it, and today I am once again bringing it to your attention. The activity is what I call Godoffing - or the removal of "God" from the "In God We Trust" printed on all of our dollar bills. I feel strongly about this, so strongly that, for the next two sentences, I will type in all capitals. IT IS STUPID TO HAVE A "GOD" ON THE NATIONAL CURRENCY OF A SOCIETY WHICH CLAIMS TO HAVE DIVIDED ITSELF FROM THE CHURCH. IT'S IDIOT, WRONG, AND MUST BE STOPPED.
To borrow a comment made on Skeptic Rant, this is bringing the battle to the home ground. It's infinitely easier to ignore an atheist wacko you see on the news than it is to disregard the message clearly labeled on the bill clutched in your hand.
Yes, technically this is illegal. But the law against it only marginally applies to this and really means not to write cusses etc. on your bills. And besides, this is an unenforceable law that is utterly victimless and for a good cause.
So here's the simple "how to" for those of you that don't already know. There are two ways to do this:
1. Buy a stamp. The specified selling of these stamps is illegal, however, you can buy a stamp custom made from places like Stampman.net. or
2. If your like me and don't have the fund or the want to purchase a professional God-offer, you can just use a sharpie and black out the "God" part.
To show your support of this movement you can visit the official website God Off Money. Com and learn more about it. You can even get a site badge to publicly show your support.
Every bill you fix is just one more bill that will be carried by thousands of people in its lifetime. It takes almost no time to whip out a sharpie or a stamp and correct the mistake made on bills. Think about it.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. apologies for the length of time between posts. I don't know about the other contributors, but Seth and I were both involved in our school's variety show, which has taken up most of the day for the past two weeks.