Friday, July 19, 2013

In God She Did Not Trust

Not a lot of Americans realize this, mostly because they weren't alive when it happened, but "In God We Trust" on our money and "under god" in the Pledge of Allegiance were only added during the Cold War, because Russians were fascists and politicians wanted to distance America so far from those nonbelievers that they added these phrases. So weak-minded and transparent.

What I find even more hilarious is the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar, which has In God We Trust on it, but she was an agnostic. Do you think they would have suggested her had they known this? Don't think she was an agnostic? Here's her most famous quote, one of dozens anti-religious quotes from her.

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."

She did so much for women, and when she spoke up about her non-belief she noticed it tended to overshadow her efforts with more important issues, so she mostly kept silent on religion. But when she did speak about god and religion, she was succinct and courageous.

"My religious superstitions gave place to rational ideas based on scientific facts and ... as I looked at everything from a new standpoint, I grew more and more happy."

"To no form of religion is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom."

"The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God."

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