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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    That is COMPLETELY disingenuous and you know it. That reveals you as intellectually dishonest.
    If it said something like, "Our Lord Jesus Christ", you might have an argument.
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The guy who brought this suit is a clown seeking attention. The Court ought to make him pay for all the money wasted in this charade. Bankrupt the fool and that will put an end to him being an attention-whore
    Did you take the same position against the nutbag who insisted, against the courts ruling, to display the statue of the 10 commandments a court house?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    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.
    That's like saying it's OK to have a little racism because fighting it is too cumbersome and expensive. So long as you don't think it directly effects you right now.

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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 ****?
    People who believe Christianity is a farse and a drag on our progress as society and humanity in general?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If it said something like, "Our Lord Jesus Christ", you might have an argument.
    While I don't really care about the "under God" part, I think people repeating this mantra are being very disingenuous. You all know damned well which god is referenced. The United States is incredibly Christian, the "God" parts in our currency, propaganda, and pledge are all the Christian God. That's the god people believed in and that's the god people wrote about.

    Regardless, I still think Congress, the SCOTUS, and the POTUS should all have to start their morning by reciting a pledge to the People.
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yet I'm quite sure you guys would think differently if we changed it to "under Allah".
    If it was something that said for almost 50-60 years and on our currency for over a hundred years then I wouldn't have a problem with "Under Allah" or "in Allah we Trust".
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Completely inaccurate. I am Jewish and we also capitalize GOD.
    I thought Jews technically aren't even supposed to say "God".


    I'm fine with the under god portion of the pledge. ****, I think it's even more ironic to keep it in there becuase that kind of makes it blasphemy when someone recites a prayer to their nation. See: False Idol


    But I do have a question for the big "under God" supporters:

    Would you be OK with it being altered to "Under Allah" since this would be identical to saying "under God" as they are the same being?
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    Re: Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't doubt that's your reason. It just seemed like you were speaking in a general sense and I know for a fact there are many that dislike it specifically due to their distaste/hatred for religion
    I'm sure there are people who oppose it for that reason. However, I can in no way speak for them. I'm only talking about my personal views on the subject.

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

    When I served in Iraq, I had no problems greeting the locals with "salaam aleikum". That doesn't offend me. That's their culture and I'm OK with it. It's a traditional greeting and I followed the local tradition. In fact, I know of no one that I served with that had a problem saying it to the locals. We were on their turf. Then again, we aren't the types to be oversensitive about something so trivial.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    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.

    Red Skelton In The Pledge Of Allegiance on Yahoo! Video

    I just don't understand what is so objectionable.
    It's kind of funny how he injected god into the pledge even before it was mandated. Frankly, I don't know how we survived so long without "under god" in our pledge.

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