Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

In G-d We Trust?

Stan Freberg here. The other night, I attended a benefit dinner. Lovely affair; stars, big bands. Then I noticed something on the printed program. They had given printed thanks to God, except I had to look again.

They had spelled God "G-d." Hmm. More on that, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. As I said, at the elegant dinner my wife and I attended at the Beverly Hilton, the printed program, in a small printed tribute to the lady whose birthday we celebrated, had spelled "God" in an unusual way. It said, "We are blessed to know this child of G-d." I pointed this out to the Methodist minister at our table. He stared at the program, mystified.

Somebody, evidently, had decided not to offend...who? Christians and Jews all believe in God; must be that somebody decided not to offend the atheists' lobby. "Oh, yeah, G-d forbid we offend atheists!"

Recently, it seems to me I've seen "God" spelled this odd way before, from time to time; and later, somebody told me that some Jews in England spell "God" that way, but I'm not sure I buy it. Is it the political correctness gang at work again? Shall we change all our money to now read, "In G-d We Trust"?

When downed Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady was finally rescued from Bosnia, the first person he thanked on national television was God. He didn't say, "The first person I'd like to thank is G-d."

Until next time, Stan Freberg here.

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