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Don’t Mess With the Pledge: “Under God” is Here to Stay

Iam7 Wrote: Jul 04, 2013 7:29 PM
Those of us who are not believers can just refuse to say the pledge, anyway.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jul 05, 2013 10:19 AM
When I was in elementary school, there was a girl in my class who never stood for the pledge. She was a Jehovah's Witness, and her religion taught that standing for the flag was a form of idolatry. My parents always admonished me not to say anything to her about it, and I never did. As my parents, the flag stands for freedom, including freedom of religion. To this day, I fully respect the right of anyone not to say the pledge to the flag.
Earl29 Wrote: Jul 04, 2013 9:01 PM
Absolutely, although I have no problem saying it. I look at the "under God" in the same way that I regard "endowed by our Creator"--an affirmation of the transcendental nature of the liberties on which this nation was founded. All these attempts to have the words removed seem just silly to me.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jul 04, 2013 8:58 PM
"Those of us who are not believers can just refuse to say the pledge, anyway."

You are exactly right. God ordained a country in which you have the freedom to deny Him without fear of government sanction.

However, you will one day answer to Him for your life.
Earl29 Wrote: Jul 04, 2013 9:12 PM
Those are the breaks, CC, but at least I can honestly tell Him that I was never His enemy, assuming you're right and I'm wrong.
I may not be able to believe--though sometimes I come close--but I have nothing but respect for those who do.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jul 04, 2013 9:56 PM
"I can honestly tell Him that I was never His enemy," That's a nice sentiment, Earl. However...

James 4:4 says:
"... don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God."
Iam7 Wrote: Jul 05, 2013 5:14 PM
Thanks for your concern. Since I'm a good, decent human being I'll trust that if I am judged, it will be based on the kind of life I have led.
“One nation, under God” – how can these two words be so controversial? Yet, for years those offended by the spiritual phrase have challenged our Pledge of Allegiance on grounds that it was offensive to those who don’t believe in a Higher Power. But, on this Fourth of July, let’s celebrate the fact we still have the right to acknowledge our Creator in the Pledge thanks to victories such as these:

Elk Grove Unified School District v Newdow (Elk Grove)

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