That Old Time Religion will make you crazy.

Man asks court to change his name to ‘In God We Trust’ – Charlotte Observer

ZION, Ill.—Steve Kreuscher wants a judge to allow him to legally change his name. He wants to be known as “In God We Trust.”

Kreuscher (CROY’-shir) says the new name would symbolize the help God gave him through tough times.

The 57-year-old man also told the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald he’s worried that atheists may succeed in removing the phrase “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency.

‘Nuff said.

13 thoughts on “That Old Time Religion will make you crazy.

  1. I assume he’s not going with “In God I Trust” due to the whole currency thing. Or he’s crazy enough to enjoy using the royal “we.”

    Personally, I think he should just go with it as a nickname, Steve “In God We Trust” Kreuscher, or better yet, Steve “Me So Crazy” Kreuscher.

    Though I wonder what the rules for changing your name are.  Granted it is a long name, but I don’t necessarily see why they wouldn’t allow it?

  2. It’s so sad that these people don’t seem to realize that the Treasury website specifically debunks the myth that “In God We Trust” hasn’t been on the national currency more than 52 years or so. Or that most atheists don’t really care what the text on the money says as long as it’s spendable. Or that there have been no hints of grumblings to remove that text from the money at all.

    The saddest part of all, though, is that he’s just old enough to remember that motto being put on the currency. But then, that’s only if he were an intelligent boy and paid attention in school.

    Well, ‘nuff said.

  3. It’s so sad that these people don’t seem to realize that the Treasury website specifically debunks the myth that “In God We Trust” hasn’t been on the national currency more than 52 years or so.

    I may be confused by the wording of sentence, but it sounds like you are saying that the phrase ‘In God we Trust’ has only appeared on US currency for 52 years.  While that may be the case with paper money.  The treasury site facts you reference state that on the penny alone the phrase has been used since 1909 (which is when the Lincoln penny first made it’s appearance).  That’s a lot more than 52 years. 

    If I’ve misunderstood your statement, feel free to correct me.

  4. Though I wonder what the rules for changing your name are.

    In Britain you can do just about anything.  In fact you don’t even need to get a ‘known as’ name legally registered, as long as it isn’t for any form of illegality, thou obviously a proper legal change is best, as most people don’t know this, so it smooths things.

    After being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft, 30 year old Michael Howard of Leeds changed his name by deed poll to Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards. The bank has now asked him to close his account, and Mr. Bastards has asked them to repay the 69p balance, by cheque, made out in his new name.

    (In the side bar- ‘Clipping the panel ave brought along’)

  5. If he truly trusted in God, then shouldn’t he believe God will keep those foul atheists from removing the statement from the currency?

    Or will he fall back on those pesky free will arguments that tie the hands of the omnipotent?

  6. British coins all have ‘F.D.’ on, which stands for the latin for “Defender of the Faith” (granted to Henry VIII by the Pope). No one cares. (Yes, Henry the VIII, yes, the Pope!)

  7. Wait, Henry VIII?  And the actual Pope?  The English king and the Pontif?

    I think that qualifies as epic irony.

  8. If you must change your name, I think “In God We Trust” is pretty silly- although there’s an old German name, “Jasomirgott”, which means almost the same thing.  I met a guy in Berkeley who showed me his driver’s license with his chosen name, “Melody Harmony”, and I once had the honor of being blessed by the ur-Viennese toga-clad pacifist Waluliso, who made up his name from the first syllables of water, air, light, and sun.

  9. I’m glad you find my hernia funny, Leguru.  If you are not careful I’ll break my rules, and give it to you.

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