Thursday, January 19, 2012

Air Force Office Changes Latin Motto To Refer To "Miracles" Instead of "God"

God and Country blog reported yesterday that the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) has convinced the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) to change the logo on its official patch which, like many, apparently contain "in-jokes."  The RCO patch featured the motto: "Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus" (Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money).  After what MAAF describes as "several months of needling," the RCO changed its logo to now read "Miraculi Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus" (Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money). MAAF describes the change as "a victory, but certainly nothing to write home about."