Tuesday, September 05, 2006

in God we trust

"some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." --Psalms, 20:7

it occurs to me (and I'm no Bible scholar) that if one sees this lovely psalm as the origin of the phrase "in God we trust," that this oft-coined phrase, excuse the pun, has a much different meaning than its coiners, I think, intend.

there's a lot in the old testament to be questioned, but here is a distinctly pacifist notion I find quite profound. don't trust in the machines and beasts of war, but rather, in the inspiration of spirit. is the world really that simple?

then there's that recent headline from the onion. "WAR-TORN MIDDLE EAST SEEKS SOLACE IN RELIGION."
that will bring you back to earth.


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