It’s all built on trust – Shouldn’t it be built on proof?
Trusting something in the broadest sense means to be convinced that one’s believe makes something reliable. Trusting does not necessarily mean that the person or thing that is trusted is good. Being trusting without thinking carefully about it might be dangerous. People can sometimes win someone’s trust, but then they might break their trust. In religion, trust can be similar to faith. Someone who believes in a god will put their trust in Him: The Book of Proverbs says: 'Trust in the LORD with all your heart' (3:5). So here again it can be dangerous, as one places one’s trust in something unproven which can result into nothing or into a wasted life or bad going situation.
“The capitalized form "IN GOD WE TRUST" first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957 and on post stamps since 1954. A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress (Pub.L. 84–140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, requires that "In God We Trust" appear on all American currency. The following year, the phrase was used on paper money for the first time—on the updated one-dollar silver certificate that entered circulation on October 1, 1957. The 84th Congress later passed legislation (Pub.L. 84–851), also signed by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, declaring the phrase to be the national motto.” (Source: Wikipedia)
“Some groups and people have objected to its use, contending that its religious reference violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. These groups believe the phrase should be removed from currency and public property, which has resulted in numerous lawsuits. This argument has not overcome the interpretational doctrine of accommodationism, which allows government to endorse religious establishments as long as they are all treated equally, and that of "ceremonial deism", which states that a repetitious invocation of a religious entity in ceremonial matters strips the phrase of its original religious connotation. The New Hampshire Supreme Court, as well as Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits have all upheld the constitutionality of the motto in various settings. The Supreme Court has discussed the motto in footnotes but has never directly ruled on its compliance with the Constitution.
The motto remains popular among the American public. According to a 2003 joint poll by USA Today, CNN, and Gallup, 90% of Americans support the inscription "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins; however, a 2019 student poll by College Pulse showed that only 53% of students supported its inclusion in currency.” (Source: Wikipedia)
The fact that “In god we trust” is on American money shows that they wanted to elevate the trust from people to a deity. People can be mistrusted and so it is, gods can be excused and never be blamed, religiously. Where decades ago one could buy a bread for just a couple of cents, you will now have to put down a Dollar or more, giving value to the Dollar just for the moment. If you keep your money it devaluates, and because the trust is in a god, well gods can’t be challenged. Resulting of that, money is made out of borrowing and hence out of thin air. The bank receives 100 USD from a saver, it then can get 97 USD from the FED, borrowing that to the next in need of money. Hence just 3USD remains as real money in our account, the rest is just a digital number. The bank borrows the money trusting the borrower to pay it back. Now that money is no longer weighed against gold since 1971, money is just paper, endless printing resulting in inflation and trust trust trust.
Trust, something that used to be valuable, and only applicable in the rarest cases has become common; and not to wonder complying with the common being of belief. Trust and belief has no reliability, no guarantees and no sustainability. It’s a scheme, or shall we call it scam, that only makes those wealthy who know about it.
Religion is a scam, making people trust a book, a priest, a pastor, a church, supporting them with money. Money is a trust that loses value rapidly and can only be caught up with losing by borrowing it and having to pay back much less than it was worth at the date of borrowing. 100 USD was far more worth 10 or 20 years ago than now. So, if I have to pay back 100 USD in 10 years, it will affect me less than it did profit me 10 years ago.
Trust and faith comes with so many consequences for the ones making it their own, and its only negative.
Just weird that faith and trust has still a higher value, applying or weight than logic.
People should not complain about the rich getting richer, or declare the BMW of their priest as a blessing or their life long struggle for money as a default setting that everybody has to go through anyway. People should take a step back and look at the bigger picture, ask why and demand answers.
By Thomas Fleckner