Friday, March 12, 2010

God must mean nothing at all. God in the Pledge.

I have previously written my views against the pledge stating that compulsory patriotism is not patriotism. Furthermore, I also object to the phrase "Under God" in the pledge. I am not a theist. Reciting that phrase is tantamount to endorsing a religious concept with which I disagree.

We are a nation under law, not a nation under god.
"The Pledge of Allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our Republic was founded," Judge Carlos Bea wrote for the majority in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 2-1 ruling Thursday.
 Judge Bea is stating that the nation was founded under God. This is a curious history, as the phrase "Under God" wasn't graphed into the pledge until 1954 and was done so to distinguish ourselves from the atheistic state of Russian communism.

All this bluster from the courts that the phrases "under God" and "In God we trust" is "ceremonial and patriotic" is just bunkum.

The 9th District court is lying to you. God is a religious concept. Arguing that the recital of it is something that which is not, robs the meaning of such word, which the 9th District has done. And in by doing so they are forcing anyone who recites the pledge to endorse a religious concept.

This is one reason why I will not recite the pledge.