[quote]The difference is "God" is a fairly ambiguous term. It doesn't always reflect to a person. "God" could be an inanimate object (ie "money is MY God")<hr></blockquote>
First off, "God" is the god outlined in the Bible.
You'll notice it doesn't say, "one nation, under a god", but "one nation, under God".
It's not ambiguous at all, that's the reason we have so much outrage about "Godless liberals" and "atheists".
It's the Christian God, stop talking out of both sides of your mouth.
And that doesn't even matter! If it said "Allah/Vishnu/Zeus/Satan/Brahman/Krishna" it would matter, because it's establishment of religion, plain and simple.
It is pledging allegiance to a nation (fine) and in that statement you have you relenting submission to a Christian god. Sorry, but that's a no-no.
[quote]For some crackpot Atheist to tell me that i'm "forcing" my religion on he/she is insane.<hr></blockquote>
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Because... only a crackpot athiest would see the obvious implications.
[quote]Religious freedom to me means the ability for ANY person to praise their creator or God without impunity.<hr></blockquote>
You can. That is your right. Overturning the 1954 act putting "under God" into the pledge of allegiance has NOTHING to do with you being able worship your God.
[quote]Look at what we have now. Schools will not permit the mention of God or Jesus or any religous dialect...is that not persecution???<hr></blockquote>
Since when were you not allowed to talk about God in school?
I talked about God all the time in school, never got in trouble for it.
There are few things Christians love more than thinking they are being oppressed.
[quote]Second.. if you have not lived in the REAL world yet. If you are a student being spoon fed your knowledge from a Professor then you have no experience to pool from. I thought the Pledge of Allegiance was stupid back in school. Kids always feel their parents are talking babble to them...but the fact is when you hit your late 20's you "remember" these words and they NOW make sense. You realize why we say it and what your parents were attempting say.<hr></blockquote>
I am confused by this paragraph, what does it mean?
[quote]The Men of the US are weaker than ever. More and more I have a hard time differentiating Men from Women because I'm surrounded by sniveling wimps everywhere. They won't fight for their country..they won't respect authority they have no moral convictions..."if I like it then screw everyone else". Think about this....had many Americans not died in WWII fighting for the US do you think you'd be sitting in front of a computer whining about when the Powermac G5 is coming?<hr></blockquote>
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You'd make a great op-ed columnist for FoxNews or the National Review.
[quote]Everything you have is good enough that someone out there wants to take it. Schools have emasculated men long enough. Do you really think you will stand a chance against a Islamic Fanatic who is not only willing but Relishes the opportunity to kill you or your children?<hr></blockquote>
What in the name of fuck are you talking about?