[Vision2020] One Should Have Right To Object To 'Under God'
taro_tanaka at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 9 16:17:08 PDT 2006
Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com quoted Donald Clegg in The
[[ One final thought: "I pledge allegiance to the flag ..." Not that I have
horse in this race, but as I understand it, isn't that idolatry? ]]
Yes, it is idolatrous, which is, sadly, part of the reason why many churches
have American flags on prominent display near the altar and/or pulpit during
Has anyone ever considered why Bellamy felt such a Pledge was necessary back
in 1892? What was his agenda?
Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance has done its work too well. Whether it has
"under God" in it or not,the Pledge is stil promoting Statism: not the way
Christians are supposed to love our country. Our true citizenship is in
heaven. That doesn't mean we can't love our country in a certain sense, but
the deified State is perverse. Our country would no doubt be a lot healthier
and we would probably be causing fewer problems in the world if the Pledge
had never been adopted in the first place. The Pledge of Allegiance is one
religious ceremony we can do without.
As regards man, we should love our neighbors (the fellow bearers of God's
image that God has brought into our lives) as ourselves. But we and our
neighbors are individuals, and we do not have our being only as citizens of
the Republic. But the tendency of the Pledge is to emphasize that dimension
of our existence to the exclusion of all else.
-- Princess Sushitushi
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