Non-believer shouldn’t have to suffer insult on paper currency

George Keiper, of Amherst, self-proclaimed atheist, lauds the Air Force for making “Under God” an optional phrase at their swearing-in ceremony. Mr. Keiper cites that this action “lends respect to those of us who don’t believe in worship or any gods.” I would suggest that, to lend true credibility to his staunch position as voiced in your newspaper, he reject every denomination of U.S. paper currency with the phrase “In God We Trust” as an insult to himself and other atheists and simply mail them to someone who is a possible believer – someone like myself.

Lou Ouellette