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Pledge of Allegiance Feedback (pg. 8)

Pledge of Allegiance Feedback (pg. 8) - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Every morning across the United States, over 60 million teachers and students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Many of those teachers and kids may soon be pledging to a different tune. - Page 6

1 I don't think there should be "Under God" in the pledge, as an Athiest myself, but not just because of that. This is an assault on the first ammendment. Of course people have every right to say God but public schools shouldn't have such absurd rules. In my school I don't. I am told to stand outside the room because people are what he thinks "disturbed". These students are not "Disturbed" in any way, they only hope to single me out more and it is also easier for them to laugh at me. I live in a horrible town where people are brought up to think the way the government wants us to (Zanesville, OH). Also it is only a flag. A flag is nothing more than a piece of cloth. We can afford to make these "Oh so precious" flags, but it would be better to spend the money more worthwhile, like sheltering homeless people. Saying "God" is not only infringing upon my rights as to the rights of others (the Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Panthiest, etc. population). Conclusively, the world isn't as good as it is in your town. Bombs are blowing up the Middle East, and people like me are suffering from the disease that our towns find in diverse people such as me. The Minority Rules.

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Nickname: liberaldude
Age: 13

1 If saying the Pledge of Allegiance is against your beliefs, then don't say it. I don't really care about the "under God" part, even though I don't have a religion. Albeit I don't see what the big deal is, really.

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Nickname: liberaldude
Age: 13

1 As an Atheist, I can't tell you the struggles I've encountered throughout my life. Christians have shown me nothing but hatred and hypocrisy, and I'm very sick of it. The pledge of allegiance was written by a Southern Baptist minister who wrote the pledge specifically to be secular. Beyond being a minister, he was also a socialist, communist's close neighbor. Ironically, the pledge was adapted to be a verbal attack against the rising power of the Soviet Union. The phrase "under God" is an insult to everyone who disagrees with religious faiths of all kinds. I am not "under" any god, and I'm a better person for it. How would Christians like it if they had to say "under Allah"? How about "under Buddha"? Accordingly to gallop polls, Christianity will be a minority religion in the year 2020. Does that mean we can oppress Christians as they have oppressed all other views? I for one am a better person than that, and ask that Christians be better people than what I have witnessed. After the Christian numbers have decreased, maybe we can show them the pain they have inflicted on everyone else. All religions come to an end, and it is only a matter of time for the current world religions.

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Nickname: Ghiren
Age: 16

1 Chanelle, you my friend are a fool. This country was NOT founded upon god. This country was founded on the idea of secularism, to escape the tyranny they faced in England. Now why would anyone want to make the same mistake again? Think before you speak.

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Nickname: Tangled_Viscera
Age: 14

1 "Under God" SHOULD stay in the Pledge of Allegiance. It's on our money, and it's in the phrase used to swear in witnesses in the court system. (Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you GOD). The word God isn't supposed to be taken literally or religiously. Just like in the constitution where they say "all MEN are created equal." It means all men and women. Everyone needs to stop being so politically correct, and just enjoy the freedoms of this great country. God Bless America.

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Nickname: Dancequeen304
Age: 14

1 Excuse me, but a lot of you are saying that it is against the First Amendment to have God in the Pledge. It says the law and religion should be separated. I also find it funny that Kidzworld has not corrected this in any of the posts, but you have corrected other statements that support removing "Under God".

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Nickname: Dancequeen304
Age: 14 1 I think that the Pledge of Allegiance goes a lot deeper than the phrase "under God" written in it. I live smack in the middle of the bible belt not being able to even speak of any other religon other than Christanity and today I've had the last of it. I went into class and about five minuntes into class the intercom came on saying please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas flag. I just stood there my hand on my heart and didn't say anything. Little did I know that the teacher would jump all over me for it. The problem is to me that the words "under God", in my opinion, are unconstitutional. Now, first off, the constitution states congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religon, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Now lets say you were Islamic and moved to my school and it was time for you to pray and the teacher stopped you - is that unconstitutional? HECK YEA! Now to force kids to read the Pledge of Allegiance that states the United States of America is under God and that's all not unconstitutional? YEA RIGHT!

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Nickname: goldendragon666
Age: 16

What do you think about the Pledge of Allegiance case? Do you think the phrase "under God" should stay or go? what you think!

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