Somehow, I doubt those parents whose Native children were rounded up and 're-educated' in white-man's schools, would agree with you on this one. The Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Iroquoix, etc., never heard of 'Jesus' before the Jesuits arrived here, and they did very well without him. Native religions involve worship of, and communication with, the spirits of every living thing with which the person comes in contact - and most of the entities which 'Christians' perceive as 'non-living, as well. "Jesus" is pretty far from being a Native American deity.<quoted text>
Seriously, I'd allow my 2nd grader to do as their conscience dictates. I believe the Great Spirit is Jesus, personally..
Bull. But if you must be picayune, how bout we require public school children to pledge allegiance to a flag which flies over a 'Nation under Buddha', or a 'Nation under Shiva,''Siddhartha,' or 'Bodhisatva'?<quoted text>
And neither the word God nor Great Spirit specifies which God each individual student is referring to..
Or how about 'Ra'?
Enough with the examples. Having read your hypocritical responses to my previous inquiries in this vein, I can only conclude that you would immediately pull your child from the offending school, or protest vehemently to the school board that your religious rights were being abridged, in such a case.
And you wonder why non-religious folks are up in arms about religion in government.
You wish to be silent, rather than say the words, under God. And that's okay. But your silence shouldn't give you the right to force the others to be silent as well.