Sunday, September 8, 2013

Shoe on the other Foot

The issue of having "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance comes up routinely and it is downplayed and or ridiculed without any real thought. Another court case has come up and I have little doubt it will fail. Few, if any, will pay any attention despite its blatant prejudice and violation of our nation's principles. If even a fraction of theists made an attempt to put themselves in place of non-believers there might be some hope. How would theists feel if a commonly used oath associated with patriotism stated there is "no God"? It may not seem so trivial to them if their belief was linked to being un-patriotic or if they were routinely told their lives as citizens did not count the same as those who agree with that one phrase in the oath.

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