Jaysus Aitch Kay-Rist on a Sears riding lawnmower with auto bagging attachment! The word God won't hurt you. Just ignore it.<quoted text>
It isnít that any of the specific ten commandments or the laws of the Torah or the Koran or any other religious works particularly offend me ( although some do ) it is that we were not founded as a Christian or any other kind of religious nation ( stated by the father of the revolution specifically ) and if we are going to put the religious writings of one religion, freedom demands we give equal space and opportunity for all religions, and I donít want my public places plastered with slogans from that many religions thank you very much.
Under which God? This is the land of the free, people are free to believe in any religion they want to. There are literally billions and billions of Gods, goddesses, and families of gods.
But I am offended by it for the same reason Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge talked about why there was no mention of God in it when he wrote the pledge, that it was about patriotism to a nation, not a prayer or homage to any religion.
The pledge for most of its history did not contain the phrase "Under God" that was added in the 1950's under protest from Francis Bellam's descendants.
I taught my children the original pledge, and that is the pledge they used in school. Not the current bastardized version used today
Think of it as goodness or some liberal feely goody dopey thing like that. Loosen up! Just think "Obama" or "tolerance and diversity" when you see or hear "god".