posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:06 PM
Originally posted by wardk28
Why should "under God" be removed from the pledge? And you aren't pleding allegiance to just a flag but what the flag stands for (or what it use to
stand for). Too many changes have been made and thats why we are on the road we are on now. We used to be a great nation but slowly what made us great
has been chiseled away. People need to stop trying to change the foundation on what this country was built on. There is no seperation of church and
state in the constitution. What it does say is that the state can not force you to believe in any one religion. If you don't believe in God thats fine
but that doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't either.
I agree whole heartedly agree with this statement. I believe the O.P is cunningly refering to a statement I had made earlier today about being upset
that my neices and nephews cannot even say the entire pledge without fear of being expelled from school because of the " under god" in it.
But as i stated in my original post. I could care less if YOU or ME or ANYONE says " one nation , under god, " at all. My point was and still is that
Just because YOU don't like something does not me I dont like something. The pleadge has been around longer then MOST of us on this board and it is a
matter of tradition and GOD is one of the founding traditions of this country. So the fact that someone can whine " i don't like god in this pledge
here, or I think that cross should be removed from yada yada because it offends me." has the ability to effect me not only on a personal level but
also the entire country is extremely one sided.
I agree that if a new pledge were written great don't add god to it if that what the MASSES are wanting. But the fact that so few can whine about
something and change it for so many is ridicoulous whether or not the believe in god.
Everyone that lives in this country knew, knows or has heard of what we in a majority are about and the traditions and foundations that our country
was built on. so for people to insist it all needs to be changed to suit them is overly ridicoulous .
believe it or not our country was built on christianity and freedom of religion, so as the athiests and non god believers say, WHY should I change my
beliefs to suit you? Leave tradition alone and take your whining elsewhere. If you do not like the pledge don't say it thats fine. But the majority
seemingly like it the way it always has been hence why is a tradition.
You ask all of the so called " GOD believers" to not infringe on your rights and beliefs yet you insist on infringing on ours? kind of bass-ackwards
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