In God we trust. . . .


I have often wondered about the “In God we trust” issue. On the one hand it may refer to God, in which case, “In God we trust” is a pious motto and affirmation of faith. Some say, “In God we trust” implies that “all others pay cash!” But what if the “God” being referred to is money? Then the God we trust in, is really mammon! Obviously, there are a lot of ways of viewing this statement. Money for many people is their primary form of religion. Was it Voltaire who said, “When it comes to money, everyone is of one religion!”?

Rabbi Michael Samuel