Wednesday, November 30, 2005

One nation under god

I agree with all the people that say that we atheists are too sensitive to the word "god." However, the pledge of allegiance really bugs me. It's not so much the mere use of the word, it's the arrogance of using the word "one" before it. On a different point, I don't see at all why we should be taught to promise loyalty to our country at the age of 5 or 6, when we don't really know what we're saying. Now, we could go on and on about it, but this country has more pressing problems than the word "god."

Apologies for this terrible, incoherent post that I wrote at midnight last night. It would be great if someone could write a post right after this one so it doesn't take up room at the top of the page for too long.


At 11/30/2005 8:39 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

We say, " nation, under God......" when in reality, ALL nations are under God. They just don't all acknowledge that fact.

At 12/01/2005 12:34 PM, Blogger Delta said...

The pledge is a very strange thing that if it didn't occur in this country and occurred somewhere like, let's say, North Korea, we would all think it was simply government-endorsed brainwashing at a young age. But since we've all gone through the process of brainwashing, most of us defend it. Mission accomplished.

At 12/04/2005 10:01 PM, Blogger Advocate of the Browns said...

We don't acknowledge it because we arent talking about it that way. It says we are one nation united under God.


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