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Surely all posters here know that the god of all three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) is one and the same, in all respects (although followers of all these three faiths will all try to convince you it is otherwise)?
Chief Justice William Rehnquist's opinion asserts the term "under God" does not endorse or establish religion but it actually asserts that the term merely acknowledges the nation's religious heritage, in particular the role of religion for the Founding Fathers of the United States. Thus, according to the opinion, the Pledge is a secular act rather than an act of indoctrination in religion or expression of religious devotion.
the term merely acknowledges the nation's religious heritage, in particular the role of religion for the Founding Fathers of the United States. Thus, according to the opinion, the Pledge is a secular act rather than an act of indoctrination in religion or expression of religious devotion.
Maryland The state requires all students and “teachers in charge” to stand, face the American flag, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Any student or teacher who wishes to be excused will be excused. Md. Code Ann., Education, § 7-105(c)(3)-(d) (2005).
Originally posted by Nammu
Maybe it'll teach them a bit of tolerance in such an untolerant country.
Originally posted by Truth_Hz
reply to post by sweetliberty
WOW, the bigoted undercurrents of this video are phenomenal.
I for one think that children should be exposed to different religions and also the fact that they do not have to believe in any or all. It is called learning.
If they wanted to join in the prayer then so be it, no-one forced them to, it was a choice they made and would probably would have been fun for them.
The video is FULL of mis-interpretation and conveniently cut quotes.
I recently went to the sikh wedding of a friend, I was expected to partake in bowing to the Guru and seperated from my partner (men and women on opposite sides of the room) for the entire ceremony. It was brilliant, a cultural experience which is what these children need.
This video is no doubt made by a "god fearing" "soccer mom" who hates muslims... In fact the more I watch this video the more disgusted I become.
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
So we have taken the bible out of school library's and pushed out Christianity so we can do Field trips to a Muslim mosque?
Originally posted by sweetliberty
Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher
children are indoctinated and forced to abide by a christian calendar.
I beg to differ.
Christmas can be a jolly fat guy and/or the birth of Christ.
If my son was interested in another religion, I would not prohibit him from it.