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Should the phrase "under God" be taken out of the United States Pledge of Allegiance?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Liz Skywalker, Jun 30, 2002.

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Should the phrase "under God" be taken out of the United States Pledge of Allegiance?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes.

    31.5%
  2. No.

    58.0%
  3. It should be made optional, but it shouldn't be stricken.

    3.8%
  4. Undecided.

    0.7%
  5. Don't care either way.

    6.1%
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  1. FoolyCooly

    FoolyCooly Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 4, 2008
    No, never.
     
  2. KissMeImARebel

    KissMeImARebel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 25, 2003
    I can't speak for Che, but, yes, I'm aware of that. I remember in first grade there was a girl who didn't say it.

    I'm still rather uncomfortable with the 'pressure' as you say though. It may not be a legal requirement but it seems like an unneccesary cultural one to me.
     
  3. Mikaboshi

    Mikaboshi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 12, 2005
    No. The word "God" as it is used in the pledge (and on currency) is very ambiguous, and it specifies no individual religion. It can refer to the Islamic/Jewish/Christian interpretations of "God", as well as many other religions.

    The only people it doesn't seem to work for is atheists, but like it or not even though we have freedom of (or even from) religion in the USA, the country was founded upon common religious beliefs and this has been a part of it since it's inception.

    As an agnostic I have no problem with the term because it is used in such a generic way.
     
  4. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 5, 2000
    No. If you don't want to say "under god," then just don't say it. *shrugs*
     
  5. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 21, 2001
    No, I'm absolutely 110% for it staying in there.
     
  6. JediFarfy

    JediFarfy Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 2, 2000
    Yes. It's unnecessary.

    JF
     
  7. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Aug 31, 2000
    No..

    If you don't like it, then don't say God when that part comes up.
     
  8. NickLitYouAFlame

    NickLitYouAFlame Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 27, 2007
    I don't Pledge anyway.
     
  9. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 20, 2002
    Yes. It makes non-religious people uncomfortable, even people who, like myself, belong to monotheistic religions.
     
  10. DarthButt

    DarthButt Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 11, 2003
     
  11. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 6, 2001
    The entire pledge should go away, but that's another story.
     
  12. Dexter_Rogue

    Dexter_Rogue Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 30, 2008
    Absolutely not.
     
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