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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:42 AM
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Originally posted by Signals


So, this is where politically correct has got us.

The Government controlled MSM has decided God is to "edgy" I guess. We wouldn't want to offend any other groups of people, would we?

I for one am sick and tired of trying to please everybody. This country was founded on Christian principles, like it or not.

I want my God back in the Pledge of Allegiance, a pledge to a once great country, that hopefully one day will be great again.

IF that offends anybody, they can kiss my American butt.

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Edgy?

I guess its alright to have crap like Sex in the City and so forth?

I really think the duct tape around my head is starting to show signs of failure.


Wonder what they would do if we hung out in front of the tv studios and burned pictures of Karl Marx?

oops. maybe I should have said pics of oprah? She seems to be one of the big ringleaders for the

socialists.




posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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yep the atheists take every opportunity to kill god and make it a dirty word

Why would someone be trying to kill something they lack a belief in?


and replace government with it.

Yes... all atheists are left leaning. Stereotype much?


i pledge allegiance to the government of the united agencies of government, and to the democracy which is nothing but mob rule and seek to diminish the rights of the minority cause hell we feel like it.

It's good that you're showing your true colors here, especially given that atheists comprise such a small minority in this country.


one nation under government,indivisible.with slavery and oppression for all.

Again, glad you're showing your true colors here by finally stating this in the open.


nbc and the left would be happy with that.

Based on your statements above, you seem to side with them.


kill god to become god.

Why would they want to kill something they lack a belief in? Your statement makes about as much sense as saying "Kill Santa to become Santa" or "Kill the Tooth Fairy to become the Tooth Fairy".


and yet here on ats is another thread about the political agenda of fox news which received alot of replies

I see the entire MSM, including Fox, being targeted regularly on ATS. Or are you trying to say that you and your ilk are the minority here and being targeted because of your ideology... like you're doing to atheists?


but since the is nbc funded by soros and the main stream obama cheerleaders oh and by the way saw fit to leave out god many times before now the press is just following suit.they will condisder this a non issue.

Hey, it was your boys who taught the Democrats that dissension from a war time president's administration and policies is tantamount to treason.


they dont fear islam but christians oh hell dont you dont say god.

I don't think Christians should be feared any more than Muslims or Jews or Zoroastrians or whatever. I also think that the Pledge should be returned to its original state.


i have had enough of the hypocrisy

Given that "under God" was added in 1954, some of think adding it in the first place was hypocrisy. Return it to its original state. For someone that claims to be opposed to government control and interference, you seem awfully willing to jump into bed with those who changed the Pledge for propaganda purposes.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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And that makes what kind of sense? So, we don't know what God we are pledging to?



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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reply to post by Torgo
 


Thank you for posting this. I have been posting this scripture on many posts, and no one wants to deal with it.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Let me understand this, it's ok for the religious right to expect "under God" to be spoken,but others of other faiths or those of no faith are labeled in such a way as to make them less than desirable people?



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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Actually the country was founded on Native Americans, which was then destroyed and rebuilt out of war, anger and a 'new world', and I do believe religion isn't supposed to influence the governments in America? So singing something which mentions god is not only influencing the state, but also ignoring everyone else in said county.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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God God God God God God God God God God God God God God God God God God. Offended yet?

If you're an atheist, it's just a word. Get over it. If you don't want to say that part of the Pledge, don't.
If you're spiritual, it's a way of life. Keep it to yourself. If you want to say that part of the Pledge, do.

If you're offended by the word, take a vicodin or something.



/TOA



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 07:35 AM
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Your story is similar to this one:

I want my Christmas tree back in the building i work

somepeople last yrs got offended by it (crazy i know)
and the building managers decided to never put it back again
our hundred yrs of tradition gone away because a few people made some complaint about it ...

wth
edit on 6/20/2011 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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I'm black, and christianity was forced upon blacks.

Why should I have to be reminded about who my oppressors believed in?

I don't really believe it, but it's a lot of minorities who do,
KEEP IT REMOVED.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:04 AM
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The hypocritical b.s. that is more then apparent in many of the responses to this thread is exactly what i can't stand.

All of the believers who are so upset that "under god" was not said and getting their panties in a bunch because it's stomping on their right of free speech. Well guess what, free speech also means NOT saying something or choosing to not say something. Sorry if you don't like it. Deal with it.

The believers who said this country was founded on Christianity to try to prove some kind of point, (that doesn't exist because it wasn't btw) It was founded on religious FREEDOM, to choose whatever damn religion you want, NOT any one particular religion. (i.e. your free to choose what religion or belief you want as long as it's Christianity) That being said......

The people who are saying "Under god means whatever god you believe in", your all full of s*it. As you like to say yourselves, this country was founded on Christianity, so how can that be the case but yet say "god" means whatever god you want??? If this pledge resided in some country in the middle east, would there be ANY QUESTION that the word "god" meant Mohammed? No. No one would even think twice about it. Sure the words "under god, the father of Jesus" isn't directly written in the pledge, but it is more then implied. It's doesn't say "under a god" or "under a deity", everyone knows damn well what god is being referred to given our history and taking into account the time that it was added in, so lets stop sugar coating this s*it shall we?



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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how many atheists do you know that are offended by the word god ?
i think they are more offended by the way some people who behave who use the word god than anything else .


im always a little confused about the existence of god , when political leaders in america or pretty much most americans on tv when they get all patriotic , they say god bless america !
Now either god hates america , because its not really that great of a place to be right now , or either that or god doesnt exist , because it truly hasnt been blessed in a long time !

so which is it , does god hate america , or he doesnt exist ?



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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I love how the uSA tried to demonize the soviet union.

But I doubt the soviet union killed people because they had darker toned skin, and hung them by the masses, and would bomb churches.


All the while they claimed to be christian.

The soviet union >



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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Big surprise. This is most of the major media's MO.

Cut it as it airs and apologize later. It's much easier to do damage control after the fact...gives then enough time to make up a plausible excuse.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas

What pledge are you referring to? Where does it say "Under the Christian God?"

I'm curious, because I thought God referred to whatever God you worshipped.


It's assumed, is it not? Considering where we live it certainly is and was intended to be such, especially by those who pushed it to be in there not too long ago.

Anyway, sure it is probably ok for the monotheists, but what about the polytheists or antitheists or even others? It doesn't fit. Much like race, many people hold on to some sort of serious insecurity when it comes to their religion (Islam and Christianity specifically) and it needs to be addressed and not encouraged. This is a nation of all people for all people regardless of race, religion, etc, and it needs to become that. It was supposed to be but never really got there although some things have gotten better.

As for my previous post, I was being ironic, using the Gay Agenda argument in reverse.

Peace
KJ



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by DuceizBack
I love how the uSA tried to demonize the soviet union.

But I doubt the soviet union killed people because they had darker toned skin, and hung them by the masses, and would bomb churches.


All the while they claimed to be christian.

The soviet union >


They may have not killed people due to race, but they did kill over religion. They did ethnically cleanse regions of entire people's and around half of them died, mostly darker skinned peoples.

The USSR was a militant atheist state, especially under Stalin. They killed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Muslims during Stalin's reign of terror.

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 08:54 AM
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But he didn't oppose religion because he was an atheist. He opposed religion because it was an institution that he thought could threaten the power of the government. He was eliminating his potential rivals, like he had been doing his entire political career.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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The actual, unedited pledge of allegiance, since pre-1954:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.



NBC is just using the original 1892 version. I see no issue with it.

(besides the point that the idea of a pledge is a ridiculous notion anyways.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:03 AM
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reply to post by Signals
 


Their attitude is, it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. It will all work out in the end; denying God and refusing to acknowledge Him will not go unnoticed when the time comes. I can see these scum bags asking for forgiveness, pissing themselves when it's time for redemption.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
The actual, unedited pledge of allegiance, since pre-1954:

I pledge allegiance to my Flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.



NBC is just using the original 1892 version. I see no issue with it.

(besides the point that the idea of a pledge is a ridiculous notion anyways.


First of all, I seriously doubt it was their intention to use the "pre-1954" version; I don't think that was specifically their purpose. Secondly, are you suggesting we can all go back to pre-1954 everything and it will be acceptable? Here's a newsflash for you; It's 2011. Take a look at your calendar, McFly.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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Actually most of Americas Founding Fathers WERE God-fearing Christian men. This is very clearly evidenced in their writings. If you have ever read the United States Declaration of Idependence which was written by Thomas Jefferson you will see several references to God in that document. If you have ever read the the Inagural Addresses of our first Presidents men such as George Washington, James Madison the author of Americas Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams you will also discover they were men who firmly relied on the power of Divine Providence for their protection and security. Men such as Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams were also Christian men as evidenced in their writings. In fact the national motto "In God We Trust" has been on our currency since 1864. I could go on and on with examples of why this nation was founded on good Christian principles but I dont have enough room or enough time. Sadly though you probably wont listen to me and instead will allow the liberal media and the powers that be to shape what you believe and think. Deny Ignorance!!






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