Friday, October 2, 2015

A Matter Of Trust

I don't trust police who place their trust in something that is non-existent.

Contemptuous responses to “In God We Trust” letters show how far atheists have to go:
In the past couple months, FFRF has sent dozens of letters around the country to sheriffs’ and police departments that are decorating their patrol cars with “In God We Trust” stickers.

FFRF’s entreaties for law enforcement officials to take into account their communities’ nonreligious and polytheistic residents have largely fallen on deaf ears. And the few formal responses that have trickled in are breathtakingly disrespectful.
If not for legal reasons, law enforcement agencies should still not be so hasty to plaster such an exclusionary statement across government property. What is an atheist, agnostic, or polytheist supposed to think when the law enforcement officers sworn to protect them are so blatantly dismissive of their concerns? How would the supporters of the “In God We Trust” stickers feel if they instead read “We Trust In No Gods,” or “In Allah We Trust?” You don’t have to answer that—I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth from here.
My translation of "In God We Trust" is "In Nothing We Trust".

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