Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:02:00 PM
I feel like this issue is kind of silly in general. That includes putting it up there.
and joeblows, there's a reason they throw a big `opinion` above that article. You sound a lot like one of those `internet crazies`; they have a ridiculously inflated (and baseless) sense of self-importance and believe their intellect to be astounding. They`re always the only ones who do, since usually they`re delusional invalids, like in this case. You`ve even got the whole angry-sped sounding insults mixed in, just to make sure you fit the bill extra well.
I think everyone realizes the reason they`re online ranting to being with is because in RL they`re basically autistic in their social abilities. PLEASE do stop coming here. Clearly the world simply doesn`t understand your intellect, so feel free to keep sitting alone convincing yourself we`re all just blind idiots until the day you die. We`ll all go on not knowing you exist.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:35:35 PM
Declaring something to be so, even about one's own intentions and motivations, does not make it so. Regardless of whether they intended to use Christian principles in founding the USA they can no more divorce themselves from their Christian cultural roots than I, an atheist European, can. Had they fled an Islamic nation or a Buddhist nation to start a New World that country would have been very different.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:30:58 PM
"Half a century ago, at the height of anti-Communist fervor, Congress added the words "under God'` to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a petty attempt to link patriotism with religious piety, to distinguish us from the godless Soviets. But after millions of repetitions over the years, the phrase has become part of the backdrop of American life, just like the words ``In God We Trust`` on our coins and ``God bless America`` uttered by presidents at the end of important speeches. "Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California ruled 2 to 1 that those words in the pledge violate the First Amendment, which says that ``Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.`` that all was from 2002 in a nytimes article
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:28:52 PM
zach82 dear lord you are an idiot!!! "one nation under god" was also something fanatical Christians with their hoards of tax free money, added to the pledge in the 1900's, through congress. here, do some reading, lest it hurts your head too much. www.nytimes.com/2002/06/27/ opinion/one-nation-under-god.html