Show me how the phrase 'under God' endorses religion. What religion does it endorse? What God does it refer to? Whose God is it?Originally Posted by alex
And show me the Constitutional clause that says government cannot mention, acknowledge, or include religion. Show me the article that says no evidence of any religious belief may be part of anything having to do with government.
Show me how the athiest is required or coerced in any way into reciting the phrase s/he doesn't believe. Show me the reward or punishment for anyone who does or does not recite the Pledge as it is currently written.
Nobody's rights are affected at all. It is a matter of community preference. When the community no longer wants it, it will cease to exist. Until then, I suggest the athiests accept their minority status gracefully and stop trying to force others into behaving in an equally godless manner. Coercion and shame go both ways. It is just as offensive for an athiest to attempt to force his preferences and lifestyle on a person of faith as it is for a person of faith to attempt to force his preferences and liestyle onto an athiest.