So let's see on the one hand you want to argue that since we were founded on Christian principles the under God should be there and then you want to argue on the other hand that God doesn't mean God it means Budda.Originally Posted by AlbqOwl
Your arguement is to phoney to take seriously.
In the private sector no, and I defend your right to worship the religion of your choice and in the church of your choice and government can't interfer. But then regilion and faith has no place in government nor it is required to be a citizen and to take part as as citizen.Further there is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits religion.
No one has said otherwise why do you harp on the point?It is definitely in the Consitution that religion may not be prohibited.
It is codified into law respecting God, capital "G" clearly the Christian God else it would say Budda or Allah or Mohammed or and of the hundreds of other dieties.What religion or requirement is being established by the phrase 'under God'?
But your Clintonian "It depends on the meaning of God" is silly at best when you read the historical perspective the reason you on your side give otherwise as to why the phrase should be there.
There is no meaning of God specified so it has nothing to do with the meaning of anybody's God.
But the fact remains that NO God or other religious supernatual being should be part of our national pledge which is for ALL of us not just SOME of us.
Oh I see the principle of " we win because there is more of us than you" which is preicisely what the establishment protects the country from.God seems to be the most practical word to use as culturally, that is the one most Americans are familiar with.
So the pledge should be something only the Christian part of the country believes in and that suits you just fine. Goes right along with the indivisable part.There is no requirement in the Pledge that you believe that.
And again I ask, why is it necessary to be in there. Seems to me if you want it in there the burden is on YOU to show why.
That's fine for those who are anti-American, what about those of us who seem to be more pro-American than you and want ALL people to fully participate and have every right to be as much a patriot as you. The pro-America stance is that this country is for everyone and we should all stand a receit a pledge that includes everyone, while you insist it be for Christians and the rest be damned. Why do you inisit on alienating people over your religious beliefs?There are those who are just as militant about anti-Americanism who things we should not have to say any form of pledge to our country. And they are not required to do so.