“In Dog We Trust”

Did anyone else see this news blurb?

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have. Department spokeswoman (…) said Wednesday that a new, $500 rug at the sheriff’s administration building said “In Dog We Trust” instead of “In God We Trust.” The forest green rug with the sheriff’s yellow badge was in the entrance area for a couple of months when the error was discovered Wednesday by a deputy. (The spokeswoman) says the error was made by the rug manufacturer and it’s in the process of being corrected.

I think the message on the original rug is much more relevant …

cocker-spaniel-dogP.S. No, this isn’t a picture of my dog. I just thought he/she looked friendly and … trustworthy.

Source: Cocker spaniel dog on Public Domain Images


80 thoughts on ““In Dog We Trust”

  1. The brain is good at auto-correcting. It doesn’t read one letter at a time. It reads the whole word. You should be able to read this without much difficulty.

    In the case of “In God We Trust”, that is a common phrase in America, and the letters that spell god were exactly the same letters that spell dog, so it probably explains why it took them so long to see the error. Unfortunately, my brain is keen at auto-correcting, so when I’m proofing a post, I most often see the word I intended to use, rather than what’s actually shown.


    • Strange how the human mind can comprehend that which is obscure, but cannot understand what is CLEAR, as in a Creator. Then again, it is understood, but simply denied.

      just sayin.


            • Don’t mention it, for can be only one true path to salvation. From the Qur’an:
              2:120: “Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion. Say: “Verily, Islâmic Guidance is the only Guidance. And if you were to follow their desires after what you have received of Knowledge, then you would have against Allâh neither any protector nor helper.”

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      • Amazing! ColorStorm has come out of his hidey-hole.

        In the “About” section of his website, he says, “I have written elsewhere that drastic disagreements challenge our thinking. If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny.

        But then he began writing about the “flood,” and I produced a section from The Epic of Gilgamesh, written 200 years before the fictitious “Noah” was alleged to have lived, and our noble CS, who purports to believe that, “If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny.” locked my comment into “moderation” and refused to allow it to see the light of day.

        He began holding forth on how Yeshua forgave the woman caught in adultery, and I demonstrated that this story wasn’t added to the Gospel of John until the 4th century, and only then, with the notation that it was believed apocryphal. I Further found a source that demonstrated that the concept for this fable came from the book of David, where Dave does something similar. Both of my sources, which I named and for which I provided links, were Christian websites! Yet he held these in “moderation” as well and refused to allow them to publish, implying they were from heathen sites (“Bible Gateway” and “Bible Odyssey” sound anti-religious to anyone?), rather than acknowledging the truth.

        He’s after pats on the back from his few measly readers – pats that he likely never gets in real life – and he doesn’t mind using deception to get them. On CS’s site, it’s always 1984.

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  2. And of that small amount, how many separate the spirit of the cow?” – Spirits don’t exist, Colostrum, NN doesn’t have one, a cow doesn’t have one – and guess what? You don’t have one either! Moderate THAT!


    • Brass the metal of choice for musical instruments.’ – What has that to do with credibility? Have you considered looking up the definition of a word before using it?
      credible |ˈkredəbəl|
      able to be believed; convincing : few people found his story credible | a credible witness. See note at believable .
      • capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful : a credible threat.

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  3. No apologies needed. He’s a blight on the internet, for sure, which is why I don’t like him high-jacking my blog. I recognize how difficult it is to ignore his inane comments, but unfortunately, it can get out of hand.

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  4. Last post here lest I hijack further….lol

    My initial post had EVERYTHING to do with your dog/God concern. ‘The way we perceive things.’

    Please nan, be honest, and observe everything that followed. Speaks more to the hearts of your readers, than my harmless comment. Kinda like the law keepers ya know, wanting to stone the poor woman, while their own hearts were exposed.


    • Kinda like the law keepers ya know, wanting to stone the poor woman, while their own hearts were exposed.

      Ah, you must be referring to the Gospel of John, 7:53-8:11, which wasn’t added to that book until sometime in the 4th or 5th century century CE.

      “The Bible Gateway,” a Christian website, says, “It was almost certainly not part of John’s original Gospel. The NIV separates this passage off from the rest of the Gospel with the note, ‘The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53–8:11.'” It continues, “…the earliest Greek manuscripts, the earliest translations and the earliest church fathers all lack reference to this story. Furthermore, some manuscripts place it at other points within John (after 7:36, 7:44 or 21:25), others include it in the Gospel of Luke (placing it after Luke 21:38), and many manuscripts have marks that indicate the scribes “were aware that it lacked satisfactory credentials” (Metzger 1994:189).”

      “The Bible Odyssey,” another Christian website, says, “Absent from surviving very early copies on papyrus and from every grand fourth- and fifth-century Bible, the earliest copy of the Gospel of John to include the passage is part of Codex Bezae, a fifth-century Greek-Latin manuscript likely copied in Syria.”

      From “The Bible Researcher,” yet another Christian website, the author quotes each of these Christian Bibles:
      American Standard Version (1901). Marginal note: “Most of the ancient authorities omit John vii. 53–viii. 11. Those which contain it vary much from each other.”
      Revised Standard Version (1946). 7:53-8:11 given in the margin, with the note, “Most of the ancient authorities either omit 7.53-8.11, or insert it, with variations of the text, here or at the end of this gospel or after Luke 21.38.” Since 1971 the section is printed as ordinary text, with the note, “The most ancient authorities omit 7.53-8.11; other authorities add the passage here or after 7.36 or after 21.25 or after Luke 21.38, with variations of text.”
      New American Standard Version (1963). “John 7:53-8:11 is not found in most of the old mss.”
      New International Version (1973). “The most reliable early manuscripts omit John 7:53-8:11.” Later editions of the NIV have, “The earliest and most reliable manuscripts and other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53-8:11.”
      New King James Version (1980). “NU [that is, the United Bible Societies’ Greek text] brackets 7:53 through 8:11 as not in the original text. They are present in over 900 mss. of John.”

      One of the sources this researcher quotes, feels the story may actually be a plagiarization of the “Susanna” story from the Book of Daniel.

      You might recognize this information, Colostrum – it was the information you refused to allow me to post on your site, because you didn’t want your readers to know there were other sides to your saccharine story of a forgiving savior.

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  5. CS, your original comment may have been innocuous enough, but when you asked this question: “Other than obvious looks and biology, WHAT distinguished you from a cow,” you went off-base and things went downhill from there.

    And I’m being “honest” …

    I’m going to hold you to your word: “Last post here lest I hijack further …”


    • I read about that yesterday, Nan, and looked at other sources, including the mother’s blog post back in April of 2013, to get more information. Apparently, some people have known about the fraud for around 2 years. Alex apparently talked with a pastor who apparently told him to keep it hush, hush, because the story lie was a “blessing to people”.

      From what I gathered, the father was the co-author and the one who profited from the book.


    • That’s funny – a large Christian consortium shelled out big bucks to make a movie of that – so here we have “Balloon Boy II”!


  6. Thank you Nan. What’s really sad about all this is that the pastor told Alex “trust me” when advising him to keep it quiet. Also, Alex was only 6 years old at the time he told this — had just come out of a coma after experiencing severe head trauma. Now, with his age, and the propensity for children to add fantasy to their reality for what ever reason, why would any mature adult, unless they were looking for a golden opportunity to exploit the child for profit (and you know what), take him seriously, considering?

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  7. @ Arch

    I’m going to get on your case so be prepared …

    I appreciate you sharing information that contradicts the standard “Christian” perspective but in this case, it just added fuel to the fire since I had essentially “shut down” any conversation with CS approximately 30 minutes before you posted your comment.

    I will give you the benefit of the doubt since you may have been “writing” and not seen my comment before clicking “Post Comment.” Besides, you should know by now that any information you offer to CS is going to be disregarded and considered irrelevant.


    • Yup, I was putting it together in a text program before transferring it to your site, so I’m completely blameless.

      BTW, you coujld sure do me a favor by going into those last tow Bible titles and placing one of these: / in the end brackets just ahead of the word strong – I wound up bolding three or four paragraphs!


      Oh, and he knew exactly what I’d do as soon as he mentioned G-Jr and the party girl —


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