‘In God We Trust.”
I hate that license plate. Hate. Hate. Hate.
The reason? Every time I see it, it causes me to have a little debate with an imaginary believer.
Me: No you don’t.
Believer: Yes I do.
Me: Do you wear your seatbelt?
Me: Then, no you don’t. If you trusted in your god, you would trust that you only need your god to protect you from harm; not some strip of fabric invented by humans.
Believer: “God helps them who help themselves.”
Me: [quoting George Carlin] “If you did it yourself, you didn’t need help.” No believers were injured or died in car accidents BEFORE the invention of the seat-belt? Or safety glass? Or anti-lock brakes? Or air-bags? God protected all of those who trusted in Him before the human invented safety devices? No believer is struck by lightning? Something from which they can only trust God to protect them? Killed in earthquakes? Or hurricanes? Or tornados? Or any other natural disaster the god in which they trust so strongly should be able to provide protection?
I eagerly await a reasonable and logical response.
“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson