[Vision2020] One Should Have Right To Object To 'Under God'
godshatter at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 10 17:09:16 PDT 2006
I'd rather just fight this thing from a religious equality angle. I,
personally, could care less if it's idolatry or not. I'm more-or-less a
pagan (it's complicated), and the term "God" appears to mean the
judaeo-christian "God" and not just any old "god". I don't like the
implication that our nation is "under God" in that sense, especially
when we're forcing our children to recite it at school like some kind of
1984-esque loyalty pledge. It sounds too much like brain-washing to me,
I don't understand why Christians care so much about those two words
belonging in the Pledge, especially in a country with express freedom of
religion and that was built in part by people who were escaping
religious persecution and who wanted to ensure that the same thing
didn't happen to future generations.
Taro Tanaka wrote:
>Sins can be committed in ignorance, and the fact that they were committed in
>ignorance doesn't cause the sin to just disappear, but God in His mercy does
>cut us all a great deal of slack for our manifold sins committed in
>ignorance. At the same time, the effects of sins committed in ignorance
>don't just magically disappear, and when we start to feel those effects
>strongly enough, sometimes we put two and two together and realize we have
>an issue that we need to repent of.
>-- Princess Sushitushi
>"keely emerinemix" <kjajmix1 at msn.com> wrote:
>>I would not say that a Christian who does recite the pledge is committing
>>idolatry; I am saying that I would be if I were to violate my own
>>conscience in this matter.
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