OT: Monetary Display (was: Types of numerals)
|From:||Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 8, 2006, 23:18|
> Some may be aware that some Americans call foreign currency "funny
> money." I should think that this is because of all the colors &
> sizes when compared to the American same-size, same-color bills.
> Reminds one of monopoly money. When handling money a lot, one
> becomes acquainted with the designs of the bills, so different
> colors are not necessary. I can spot a $20-bill in the collection
> basket without having to unroll it! And why do people feel a need
> to roll up & fold their bills before dropping them in the basket???
Because of the biblical and cultural prohibition against making a
display of prayer or "good works." At the offering basket level
it's silly, but all customs have silly aspects and that doesn't
mean the underlying reason is silly.