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View Poll Results: Should "under God" be kept in the pledge?
Yes, keep it 601 76.27%
No, take it out 155 19.67%
Undecided, indifferent, or don't want to say 32 4.06%
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:58 AM
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I could care less. It'll be a cold day in hell before you catch me reciting it again.


Interesting picture by the way.

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Old 02-21-2012, 05:55 PM
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:27 PM
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This Nation was founded as a Christian nation! It's only because of God that we are here. Sorry (not really) if I have offended anyone but I am entitled to my opinion the same as the next guy!!!!
i agree leave it in when we start fiddling with god god fiddles back. and i sure don't want to be on his bad side. this nation was found because of god.
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If it's true that all dogs have a bit of wolf in them, it must also be true that man has a bit of wild beast in him. This country needs a moral compass to go by. When the SHTF, everyone not prepared will pray they aren't preyed upon. It's like the old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes. Keep it!
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If it's true that all dogs have a bit of wolf in them, it must also be true that man has a bit of wild beast in him. This country needs a moral compass to go by. When the SHTF, everyone not prepared will pray they aren't preyed upon. It's like the old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes. Keep it!
There are plenty of atheists in foxholes. Stupid cliche is stuuuuupid.
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There are plenty of atheists in foxholes. Stupid cliche is stuuuuupid.
Upon witnessing the horrors of war, I'm surprised there aren't anything BUT atheists in foxholes.
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Leave it in and its Merry Christmas not happy holidays.
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I voted to leave it in. I'm a Christian, and there are things in this world that offend me. I'm old enough to be mature about it and let other people do what they want.
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If it ain't broke....Leave it the funk alone!
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To be perfectly honest I do not believe in God. That does not change the fact that this country was founded on a God completely different from the one people think of now - one from whom we gain our rights and authority but wherein we have freedom to govern ourselves and total freewill. Leave it, it's our country's history.
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a couple days ago in a news confrence , i heard the obama say "god bless you, and god bless America!" I was almost floored...I thought you couln't say that anymore in this country! I thought he wrote an executive order banning that.....
Old 03-26-2012, 09:48 AM
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I say keep it on principle, people who get offended need to just grow up to be honest.

Too many people are just too soft skinned. Religion is always going to exist, and hate to break it to whole Richard Dawkins/Christopher Hitchens scene, but sorry no it isn't the ultimate evil in the world holding back humanity.

A good fraction of all the nations on the earth, played out to whole "let's make everyone into an atheist and/or take all mention of religion out of the public by force" ordeal.

Needless to say not a single one of them created any noteworthy, amazing paradise on earth with it. So strongarm atheism isn't the ultimate answer to anything no more than the dark ages were either imo.

How do I say this...

It's a lot more sensible and practical to me, for an elective positive metaphysical position, which is a part of who some people are, (like a person's religious/metaphysical faith), to be voluntarily and allowably displayed publicly, and then in turn tolerated in a mature manner healthy to liberty by those who differ...

than for a negative stance (lack of a religious faith/atheistic viewpoint) to be forcefully imposed on all people on the basis of disagreement, or imcho, a bit irrational fear that their right to believe as they personally choose will be somehow be threatened through it.
The Pope tells people in Africa that using a condom is immoral as people die with aids.
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The United States is 236 years old.
The Pledge of Alliegance is 120 years old.
"Under God" is only 58 years old.

"Under God" as it pertains to the Pledge of Alliegance is not historical, it's not original, it's not how's it's always been. If the original author, who was a Baptist Minister, didn't thing it belonged in there then I don't either.
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"In God We Trust" printed on money doesn't bother me, but forcing school children say "under God", on penalty of social ostracism, or worse, is wrong IMO.

Going after other people's kids for one's cause has a long, shameful history. Socialism, school prayer, forced approval of homosexuality, creationism, multiculturalism, etc, etc, for the purpose of changing society to some crackpot's liking. I understand it was the Nazis who told German citizens: " We don't need you; we have your children."
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The United States is 236 years old.
The Pledge of Alliegance is 120 years old.
"Under God" is only 58 years old.
58 years ago America was worried about Soviet nukes and the very real chance of global inhalation. Scarier than WWII because we weren't coming to the rescue, we may have been the target. Someone must have remembered what the founding fathers had in mind for this nation, and decided to add "Under God" in hopes of brining us back toward him.

It may have been added late, but it belongs there.
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58 years ago America was worried about Soviet nukes and the very real chance of global inhalation. Scarier than WWII because we weren't coming to the rescue, we may have been the target. Someone must have remembered what the founding fathers had in mind for this nation, and decided to add "Under God" in hopes of brining us back toward him.

It may have been added late, but it belongs there.
Global "inhalation"? Good, uh, God. As for the excuse/argument about Soviets:
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I really don't care but I voted take it out because it was only added to separate us from the "hippie pinko commies" and I am a socialist.
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I had already memorized the pledge and had been reciting it in class for several years, when one day, the teacher up and tells us that we now have to add the words "under god" to it. Most of us asked why we all of a sudden had to change it.

Trouble is, most folks don't remember that day.

They think that this is the way it always was.

I still say it the old way.
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I voted YES. I'm as atheist as the day is long but that is just tradition. I don't get a bit offended because it's in there. For them to even consider taking it out offends me more.
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one nation under god. lets say it and lets do just that.
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