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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Although the phrase has no reason for existing and probably should be removed, its so completely irrelevant that it isn't worth the time or money to fight for it. If there comes a day where the worst intersection of government and religion is the pledge, I would ask for it to be struck down, but until that day there are other issues that actually matter to focus on.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Did you know that "under God" was not added to the pledge until the 1950's?
    I know.......I have no problem with that.....I am a big God type of guy......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Only people who crave attention would put up a fight against something like this.

    Offended by "under God"? Really? Get a life.

    Who sits around and thinks up this ****?

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Couldn't care if it's in our Pledge or not, to be honest. I never say the pledge of allegiance anyway, so folks can throw in Zeus, Shiva, Kthulu, God, or some other mythical deity as far as i'm concerned. If it were up to me, i'd replace 'one nation, under god' with 'one nation, prepared to fend off the inevitable zombie apocalypse to the last man, woman, and child' because let's be honest, that just sounds much cooler.

    Nor do I care if 'in god we trust' is on my dollah-dollah bills. The strippers don't seem to mind it when I make it rain, and so far nobody has turned me down for alcohol on sundays simply because my cash has the christian deity's name emblazoned on it, so everything is all good. So if it's important to you christian types to have the word 'god' decorating our cash, then so be it.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Name one Biblical figure used in our founding documents.
    Say, what?
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    It is hard to believe some of the comments posted. I know my grandparents and father if they were alive would be shaking their heads.

    I remember Red Skelton show growing up. He had a good take on the Pledge.

    [ame="http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/142856/1202344"]Red Skelton In The Pledge Of Allegiance on Yahoo! Video[/ame]

    I just don't understand what is so objectionable.
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post

    Who sits around and thinks up this ****?
    People who want to be offended.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Only people who crave attention would put up a fight against something like this.

    Offended by "under God"? Really? Get a life.

    Who sits around and thinks up this ****?
    Well considering one of our governments founding principles is separation of church and state and the phrase seems to acknowledge that we serve a particular god named "God". You can pretend all you want that it doesn't refer to the "god" of abraham all you want. Its actually an important issue to many of us who consider ourselves outside of the homogenized christian community.

    Even the UK, which is way more liberal than us, sings "God save the Queen." They get 4 versus of that, we only get 2 words in our pledge....yea, we are soooo indoctrinating people.
    Last I remembered britain has an official church and a monarch. So I don't see how the two compare.

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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Only people who crave attention would put up a fight against something like this.

    Offended by "under God"? Really? Get a life.

    Who sits around and thinks up this ****?
    Let me put it this way - If God offends him so much, he should give me all his money. I will gladly accept it.
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Honestly this is one of the things I could careless about. It doesn't bother me if kids have to say it or not because I know why under God is in the pledge.

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