God_&_mammon
Overthrowing The American Theocracy

                                                                 6.

     Why did Jesus cast merchants out of the temple of God?

            “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and
             bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and
             the seats of them that sold doves....”
Matthew 21:12 (KJV)

       Why did Jesus say:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  Matthew 6:24 (Ibid)

      Is it right to mix God and mammon by printing God’s name on money? Does God find this pleasing?

     Teddy Roosevelt did not think God found it pleasing to print the Holy Name on coinage used to buy everything from Jack Daniels to toilet paper to prostitutes. This view was part of his Christian religious doctrine.

     But Rev. M. R. Watkinson from Ridleyville, Pennsylvania had a different doctrine.  In 1861 Rev. Watkinson believed that adding God to American money would “place us openly under...Divine protection.”

     Rev. Watkinson thought God would like being used to pay the bills!

You can read the whole history here at the government’s own site:
http://www.treas.gov/education/fact-sheets/currency/in-god-we-trust.html

© Skeeter Thompson
   2005-2008

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