I would like to clear up some misconceptions about the word "God" in the pledge of allegiance and on our money and in relation to our country as a whole. I hear over and over by the religious right that the founding fathers wanted this to be a Christian nation and that is why it was on the money and in the pledge. The truth is is that it was not in either at the founding of our country, so if you are a religious person who is trying to claim the United States is a Christian nation because of it, please stop. The United States is a Republic which has a Christian majority, but that does not make it a Christian nation. The founding fathers were smart enough to make no mention of God in the constitution other than to ensure the government stayed away from it.
The Pledge of Allegiance:
The original pledge did not contain the words "under God." These words were added by president Eisenhower in 1954 in order to make an ideological difference between the communist and ourselves. Eisenhower used the phrase for political purposes, not to be pious.
"In God We Trust" on our money:
This was not added to our coins until 1864 (civil war). The motto was not used on paper money until 1957. (Link)
I am not using this to attack anyone's religious beliefs, but please stop using the facts wrongly.