We're Jewish. And my father was never particularly religous. In fact, he's pretty antagonistic to organized religion in any sense. And, normally wouldn't agree with right-wing religious folks.
So, why is he starting to forward "christian right" emails?
Here it is:
Only 31 words --- Think about itI think it bears pointing out that the pledge of allegiance was written in 1892, with "Under G-d" added in 1954. (Normally, I don't cite Wikipedia - but this is pretty well-referenced.) When the pledge has been in existence longer without "under G-d" than with "under G-d", I'd consider it's presence a "matter of debate" rather than tradition.
Isn't life strange?
I never met one Veteran who enlisted to
fight for Socialism
86% will send this on.
Only 31 words --- Think about it
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG,
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ,
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT
STANDS,ONE NATION UNDER GOD,
INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND
JUSTICE FOR ALL!
Because private individuals are using their own money to buy land, and participate in legal activity behind closed doors in their shared space. Which is not the same as forcing non-believers to permit (or, even, pay for) promotion of a religion that they don't share on public space.
If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, why are
Christians banned from praying in public and erecting religious displays on their holy days?
I was asked to send this on if I agree, or delete if I don't.In other words, "Only those who agree with me should say anything." Got it.
It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.... So are you saying that we should ignore that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" thing that we put in our constitution?
Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why
there is such a problem in having 'In God! We Trust' on our money and having 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance.
I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe!That's fine. I'll respect your for standing up for what you believe. As long as you respect my right to disagree.
If you agree, pass this on, if not,So much for respect.