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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Did you see the video? They saved an extra 2 seconds maybe by omitting "under God, indivisible". And I think it was intentional as it usually is when someone omits "under God". If an organization is going to lead the audience in the Pledge, they should say it like it's written. If an individual wants to omit something, they can. If you think something should be omitted permanetely, talk to your Congressmen.
    NBC I believe is not required to broadcast the pledge, which means they are free to edit it in any way shape or form they so choose (free speech and all). If they choose to edit it to reflect a version of the pledge before statists got to edit it, that is their right as well. Lucky for you and others who find what NBC did offensive, you can not watch NBC as is your right
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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    A. That isn't what I said and you know it. Stop trying to twist my words. As pertains to what I actually said, I am fairly sure in some places kids are legally protected from being forced to say the Pledge.
    People are legally protected everywhere from being forced to say the Pledge. I remember a boy in my class was a JW and he never said the Pledge with us.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Um no, it isn't really....I don't have a religion, but I believe in God.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    NBC I believe is not required to broadcast the pledge, which means they are free to edit it in any way shape or form they so choose (free speech and all). If they choose to edit it to reflect a version of the pledge before statists got to edit it, that is their right as well. Lucky for you and others who find what NBC did offensive, you can not watch NBC as is your right
    Yes, you're right. I said they SHOULD say it as written, not that they should be legally-bound to it.


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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Wow, they edit one segment and the Fox viewers get all pissy. That is funny.
    LOL - only people who watch Fox News got pissy?

    Their own PEOPLE who were watching NBC got pissy and complained

    I got pissy and I didn't even watch it on tv.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    A... In general, they are not. This was not just some random student saying the pledge, or some random group that just happened to decide to recite the pledge and got caught on camera by chance, as you'd know if you bothered to actually research anything you spout off about.

    B... no idea what you're blathering on about there. But if it makes you feel superior, by all means, continue to blather. We've come to expect that from you.

    C... Yes. Had any part been edited, I'd be annoyed and posting.
    A. I'm well aware. You were talking about a totally different scenario, and stating it as though anyone has the right to force someone to say the Pledge. Stop twisting what I say.

    B. So you post a thread not wanting responses? Or only responses that agree with you? Does it tick you off that I honestly don't care why they did it, or that they did it? Sorry I'm not as offended you're not having your head patted as you are.

    C. If you say so. Somehow I doubt that.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Did you see the video? They saved an extra 2 seconds maybe by omitting "under God, indivisible". And I think it was intentional as it usually is when someone omits "under God". If an organization is going to lead the audience in the Pledge, they should say it like it's written. If an individual wants to omit something, they can. If you think something should be omitted permanetely, talk to your Congressmen.
    I haven't, and I was simply pointing out that studio time is a bit different than real time. To be honest, I don't care if it was intentional. It might even get a chuckle out of me if it was.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You are not part of an organized religious group but you have a religion
    not nessecarily...

    Religion | Define Religion at Dictionary.com
    1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
    2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
    3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices
    none of these are 'required' wiht a belief in a 'God'. True, they fit nicely with a belief in a 'God', but not having them doesn't mean you don't believe in a 'God'.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    A. That isn't what I said and you know it. Stop trying to twist my words. As pertains to what I actually said, I am fairly sure in some places kids are legally protected from being forced to say the Pledge.
    I know what you said, here maybe you don't....You said:

    A. Why is anyone in charge of whether or not a student chooses to say the Pledge?
    Schools are not a free range zone. Someone had better be in charge.

    B. I suspect it's possible *something* needed to be edited out.
    Why? and you say "something" What is that something?

    But I don't think it matters.
    Way to display courage of conviction.

    Anyone around during the 50's or with even the tiniest amount of knowledge about history knows what they meant when they added "under god" and they weren't talkin' about Shiva.
    And what was that?

    It also specifically alienates atheists and other non-religious people...
    Yeah, well, they don't have to say it? who is forcing them?

    and you are aware the non-religious are the second largest ground in America, behind only Christianity, right?
    Yeah, so what? What is that about 10% (and that is generous) Still constitutes an extreme minority of this nation.

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    Re: NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' From Pledge During U.S. Open Broadcast

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So you have to be a part of a religion to believe in God? Really? I didn't know that.
    I never said that. But God implies religion. Whether you are part of a specific sect of organized religion or not.

    I see. So just so I have this straight, you consider those that called into NBC to complain, some kind of religious morons (my paraphrase) because they didn't just turn the channel, yet those who complain about Beck, or Hannity are somehow more intelligent?

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    Nah, I don't consider them religious morons. I consider them people who have far too much time on their hands and would rather take the time to complain instead of turning the channel or, god forbid, stop watching the channel.

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