“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Accept when it is. The word (with a capital G) Gods is often made plural.
And any pagen god would be included in the word God. As it is inclusive. Not exclusive.
But an oath to the Constitution.
So your premise is false.
The "so help me God" at the end equates to an "i swear to the above". Term gets used a lot in government and military. Again, your thread title and claims simply ring as partisan blather.....
Whether or not it was religious, I would refuse to say it because I am graduating from high school. I am not taking a public oath for office.
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If this is true, it's crap like this that makes me wish that there was a third place to put my vote. Graduating from high school is an accomplishment of things past, and should not be a promise of things future, regardless of whether or not it is intended to reference God or gods. I feel the same way about the patriotic part. I am a devout patriot and an atheist, but I dislike both sections of this proposed bill equally.