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To: Gargantua
This missive has some interesting implications:

1) One cannot pledge allegiance to the country without pledging allegiance to the Christian God.

2) The Christian religion cannot survive unless it is propped up by the government.

I don't agree. I just don't see how a "pledge" written by a Socialist is so desperately crucial to the survival of the nation or the Christian religion.

Yes, before anybody starts ranting, those are not direct quotes from the article. But if there are better explanations as to why this issue is so titanic I would be interested in hearing them.

8 posted on 10/16/2003 8:12:22 AM PDT by alpowolf
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To: alpowolf
"This missive has some interesting implications:"

Your response makes the same mistake of focusing on but one of the peripheral examples given to illustrate the thrust of this post, while ignoring completely the point.

Let me repeat the point, lest it get lost in the shuffle.

Our Rights as enumerated in our Constitution are inalienable—that is, cannot be taken from us—-because, as our founders wrote, they are granted to us by God the Creator Himself.

What, praytell, becomes of those "Rights" once God is forbidden His rightful place... or even any place... in our society or Government?

This is the actual question most forcefully raised by the editorial I wrote and posted here.

A furtherance of that same thought-line is: Are you willing to give up your God-given, Constitutionally-protected rights just because, as our Founders wrote, God the Creator gave them to you?


18 posted on 10/16/2003 9:29:34 AM PDT by Gargantua (Embrace clarity.)
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