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In God Some of Us Trust Psalm 14

In God Some of Us Trust

To say "God is not here" is not only foolish but irrational.

At a Glance

Militant atheists have become more vocal in the past 10 years than ever before. Earlier this year, a Sacramento lawyer filed suit to have the words "In God We Trust" removed from U.S. currency. In the psalm reading for today, the writer says, "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" This text gives us an opportunity to discuss how Christians might respond to atheists and nonbelievers.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Parked in Dopey," September 12, 2004, at

The lawsuits from militant atheists just keep coming about "One nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on the currency.

January 2016 brought a new legal challenge from Michael Newdow, an attorney in Sacramento. He filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional and violates the separation of church and state. Newdow...

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