... lol... 1954... well it bought us some time, but the revolution is coming...FYI, the "under God" part was added MUCH later ('54) to "counter" the communist threat of the day. Here's a little history lesson about our pledge, if you're interested.
View the original text of history's most important documents, including The Pledge of Allegiancewww.ushistory.org
The OG pledge, v 1.0 - "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
v 1.1 - "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." This is the one I actually prefer.
And finally, v 1.2 - "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Wonder if it'll be changed if Bernie get in the WH...
Ok, say you’re on the team, and you don’t want to pray with the coach. Does the coach treat you the same as the other kids? Maybe, maybe not. No big deal? How about you keep that shit out of public schools, and problem solved. What if the coach worships Satan or Allah? Is that cool too? Should the people we entrust with our kids indoctrinate or push religion on them? We don’t need to even have this discussion if we keep it out of school. If you want kids to pray at school,, there are many options available to do just that. They way the founders wanted it.If you're on the football team and the coach wants to say a prayer before the game and you're the kid who goes whining to the administrators about your coach saying a prayer before the game, then you're what's fucking wrong and you need to get over it. I never advocated requiring teachers to tell a story about 6,000 years of magic or any goofy shit like that. Evolution is fairly obvious, but it absolutely doesn't explain everything. If a teacher wants to explain that evolution may not be the end-all be-all story of life on earth, I have no problem with that either. Something happened between chimpanzees and me typing this shit out, and nobody knows exactly what the fuck that was. God? Aliens? Chimps eating mushrooms and expanding their horizons? Who made the motherfuckin' mushrooms? If a teacher wants to explain it to the kiddies that way, I've got no problem with him throwing the word God in there with the aliens and the 'shrooms.
Ok, say you’re on the team, and you don’t want to pray with the coach. Does the coach treat you the same as the other kids? Maybe, maybe not. No big deal? How about you keep that shit out of public schools, and problem solved. What if the coach worships Satan or Allah? Is that cool too? Should the people we entrust with our kids indoctrinate or push religion on them? We don’t need to even have this discussion if we keep it out of school. If you want kids to pray at school,, there are many options available to do just that. They way the founders wanted it.
Of course we don’t have the answers for everything, that’s one of the things that is so great about being free of religion. Religion has a beginning and an end. There is no need to search for the truth of our existence. It had been laid out for you. Along with wicked tales of fire and hell. Making normal things a sin and telling this to kids. Religion has retarded the growth of humanity, enough of this placating the religious, especially in our public schools. If you want to play with your toys, that is fine, but don’t insist on me playing with them also. Out government, schools, courts, etc. should be void of anything religious.
No it doesn't, you are combining the separation of church and state with freedom of religion.Freedom of religion should and does mean, freedom from religion in public schools, as just one example.
Why does it matter what someone else believes to you?What I meant was, religions all have a story of our beginnings and what happens when we die. Some religions like the Muslim faith claim it is the final and absolute word of god. That leaves no question(s) left for us mere humans. While this may sound ridiculous, billions of humans believe this to be true.
Wicked like the object lessons in Grimm's fairy tales?The fire and hell stories are told to children. People at their most vulnerable stages of life. Told this is a truth and no way of escaping it, unless... It is just wicked to expose children to these made up concepts. You did what you wanted regardless of what you told, but how many people do not because of what they were told?
I've never been taught that any of these things you listed was a sin.What ‘normal’ things are told to be sins? I’ll start with the obvious.
Who you love
Who you have sex with
How you have sex
Wearing certain clothes
What you eat
When you eat
Do I really need to go on?
On the contrary, I believe religion has propelled human civilization along quite well.Yes retards humanity growth. I’m not talking about personal growth. People are free to believe what they want, ironically unless you subscribe to a religion that commands you otherwise. Our civilization has been retarded by religion for centuries. What happened to Copurnicus when he discovered something that went against the teachings of the church? What happened to reading and mathematics when Islam took root? Not allowing women to learn, and socialize. Not allowing women to control their own bodies. The Pope telling the continent of Africa during the AIDS pandemic, that no matter how bad AIDS is, using condoms is worse in the eyes of god. He told the South American continent too. Where would humanity be right now without the centuries of imprisonment, torture, and death for speaking out against religion, or leaving religion?
I've come to see/understand that blame is in the heart and mind of the beholder.Listen, religion has made itself an establishment of blame. When you claim to know all and write a book telling others the how’s and why’s of life, it may have gone over well when we were ignorant of things. Now we have much more understanding of our place in the universe, and the books written in the Bronze Age just don’t seem to cut it. They left themselves in a bad spot, and blame is just part of the game.
"If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out", fits here well.I don’t blame religion for everything, a lot, but not everything. Feel free to worship how or who you want. Just don’t ask me to agree with it, pay for it, have it taught, or displayed in public settings. No thank you.
Again, I am not saying religion does nothing but bad, and some people find great solace in it, but it is NOT an institution to be funded or have any say in public spaces. Just like... you know what I was going to type.
I’m not troubled in the least. It seems we have problem with following the bylaws set up for our country. I’m not compelled to join in? Then can I have my tax money back that goes to religion?
Can I leave you with some advice? Find a dentist that is closer to you. I hope your appointment goes well.
Yes we are still ignorant, but we can acknowledge this, where religion can not. They wrote their findings a long time ago, with Devine interventions. Their story already has an ending, ours has yet to be written.
Not sure there is a point to life and I’m OK with that.
Not neccessarily.A monumental stretch at best. If my neighbor says her daughter wants to get an abortion, and I say I wish she wouldn't, do I want to reverse Roe v Wade?
But this dog whistling is not even from liberals - this is coming straight from Huckabee. This is coming from Trump himself. He's joked/brought it up like 6 times in a short time span. It's easy to say he's just joking and not serious, but Trump has a habit of doing crazy shit. Republicans love Trump because he's a loose cannon, who has unorthodox methods to "get shit done"; you'll have to excuse the folks that take that compliment seriously.If I say I would vote for Trump for a 3rd term, it means just that. What you hear though is the dog whistle that the never Trumpers/resist people are blowing.
Yes, it's a generalization. I see almost daily here about some reference about Dems ripping up the Constitution, so it's one I'm not going to sweat over.It's not too dissimilar to making an overly broad generalization like the GOP wants to repeal the 22nd. Like the entire Republican Party is out to rip up the constitution.
Now you want to backtrack? Piss off.Do you presume that every conversation here is about you?
As in both the cases, that could simply mean they liked the President. But I wouldn't put anything past Trump. He seems to have a loose understanding of the Constitution.If someone said they would elect Obama to a 3rd term does that mean they want to abolish the 22nd amendment or that they like Obama?
So then it's Trumps fault...and he's gonna abolish the 22nd...As in both the cases, that could simply mean they liked the President. But I wouldn't put anything past Trump. He seems to have a loose understanding of the Constitution.
and this is why you are out of your mind. You know it can't be true yet you are sticking to it.Under Article V of the Constitution, there are two ways to propose and ratify amendments to the Constitution. To propose amendments, two-thirds of both houses of Congress can vote to propose an amendment, or two-thirds of the state legislatures can ask Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments.
So the reason Trump would not attempt to amend the 22nd is not because he respects the Constitution and term limits, it's because he simply would not be able to get it passed.See I would be totally surprised if Trump abolished the 22nd amendment
because he can't actually do it with out a majority...
...they were talkin aboot Gypsies...fuk the Jews...yea, that's what I meant...(for two pages)(Full Anal Disco)"Jewish" isn't a race
Here, read this......they were talkin aboot Gypsies...fuk the Jews...yea, that's what I meant...(for two pages)(Full Anal Disco)
…Hitler was going after bloodlines...if your grandmother was a known Jew you were done...
…there is certainly a Jew breed but they do breed out...even though my son is uncut and does not go to synagogue he is still a Jew...
This is laughable. The times when this book of wisdom was written, people would bury children in the foundations of their buildings for prosperity and good luck!They were every bit as intelligent as we are today,
just shitting Ya...
i will follow it better afterwork and few bongrips...