October 26, 2009

FW: FW: FW: No "God" On Dollar Coin?

My wife just sent me this massive FW: FW: FW: designed to throw Christians and those who believe that the United States is a Christian nation into fits of religious paroxysm by claiming that the new gold dollar coins don't have "In God We Trust" on them.

Never mind the history behind this vacuous motto being placed on our currency, but the accusation being levied just isn't true.

Pick up any of the new gold dollar coins and look at the edge. You'll notice two mottos embossed around the outside. One is "In God We Trust." The other is the original motto of the United States of America: "E Pluribus Unum," or "Out of Many, One."

I also love how the E-mail claims that they checked Snopes.com...when it's obvious they didn't. The article on Snopes.com even has pictures to show how full of it they are.

If you are going to forward something thinking you are doing some good or advancing a cause, please do at least the bare amount of research necessary to see if what you are forwarding is actually true. Go to Snopes.com. Go to Bing or Google the main keywords from what you are going to forward and at least check into it. Either you'll find out you are justified, or you'll learn something new. In either case, all of our inboxes will be better for it.