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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

God's Just Not PC

Image hosted by A substitute principal at Everitt Middle School, in Wheat Ridge, CO, has come up with the idea for a new Pledge of Allegiance.

Her new Pledge, which she claims is more inclusive, now ends with, “one nation under your belief system.” Instead of one nation under God. Nice.

Hopefully the residents in Wheat Ridge wake up and make Margo Lucero’s tenure a short one. Here’s an idea, if you disagree with the pledge, remain silent. No one is forcing anyone to actually say the pledge. The idea that everyone needs to be sheltered, is not a decision that a school principal should be making.

In Other God News

Students at a college in Scotland have banned Bibles from resident halls because it might be offensive to non-Christian students. In addition to the ban, the students want all 6,000 Gideon bibles removed as well. I guess it’s ok to offend someone who might actually want to read the bible, or believe it’s teachings as a part of their faith. This proves once again that it’s ok to be anything you like, just so long as it’s not Christian.


Blogger Benjamin Solah said...

why should people be excluded from pledging alliegence to their country based on what they believe (or in my case, don't believe) certainly you can still be patriotic if your not christain.

11:16 PM

Blogger SeniorGato said...

Yeah really... Whats to stop someone from saying, "One country under Allah" or in Mohamids name or whatever... or just plain omit that line... gah, i dont know... it's so stupid.
The bible ban pisses me off more. However, since this isn't happening in America, land of the free(I love saying that because of all the crap America recieves), I can't feel too bad.
I hate PC, I really hate it. With a firey passion. There are limits... I just wish they had a sense of reason when they made these decisions... Get rid of all bibles to not offend one, mabee two people... Thats pathetic.

1:11 PM

Anonymous Chris said...

I agree, the "protest" of altering the pledge of allegiance, especially in a setting full of kids that you'll only confuse, is stupid.

However, don't act like Christians are being oppressed on a daily basis. Half of the country is afraid of being oppressed by them directly. Just take a look at "Justice Sunday", an attempt to frame the judicial filibusters as an attack on "people of faith". Give me a frickin' break! People that are wooed by the Republicans solely as a result of their religion are an embarrassment to faith itself.

2:21 PM

Blogger Jody said...

Funny you mention the pledge thing, I just read this blogger and his take on what the pledge would sound like if people like Margo got their way. Here's the link:

11:49 PM

Anonymous Andreas said...

I'd love to see an alternate pledge of allegiance (sp), actually. Although "one nation under God" is pretty non-denominational. No one says its the Christian God... although it is inferred. However, people should take the Pledge in its historical context. Keeping it alive in its current form is a way for us to remember how America was founded, and by whom.

7:40 AM

Blogger Miss Sara said...

Did you hear that a hospital in Canada has banned all bedside Bibles from their rooms, because they claim they contain bacteria that can spread disease? The magazines and other reading material, though, are perfectly alright and have not been banned.

You can read anything you like, as long as you don't want to read that filthy disease-infested Bible!

2:13 PM


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