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.
Yes. 134 vote(s) 31.5%
No. 247 vote(s) 58.0%
It should be made optional, but it shouldn't be stricken. 16 vote(s) 3.8%
Undecided. 3 vote(s) 0.7%
Don't care either way. 26 vote(s) 6.1%
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  1. FoolyCooly Jedi Youngling

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  2. KissMeImARebel Jedi Master

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    Nov 25, 2003
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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 12, 2005
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    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 Admin Emeritus

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

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

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    Nov 2, 2000
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    Yes. It's unnecessary.

    JF
  7. rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 31, 2000
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    No..

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

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    Feb 27, 2007
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  9. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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

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    Jun 11, 2003
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  11. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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

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    Jun 30, 2008
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