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Those nice people that are offended have that right.Being offended GIVES you no rights, however! People seem to think they can claim they are 'offended' and some magical judicial process will validate them and their precious feelings.I get pretty tired of people claiming they are 'offended' and think they have a right to 'justice' because of it.
Would of been nice if they mentioned that's how the pledge was originally writen.
exactly. Reminds me of http://www.atheistmedia.com/2010/03/philip-pullman-on-censorship-and-free.html
Would also be nice if they didn't confuse 'secular' with 'atheist'.
The original pledge did not have the words "under God". It wasn't until 1954 when Eisenhower was president were those words inserted. The writer, Francis Bellamy, was a socialist. Hmm. Maybe people should study history first, before flapping their jaws.
It is disturbing how few people know that "under god" and such was added in 1954-1957. This video really explains it. It has been up on here before. "The Values We All Stand For" - Winner of Projects Reason's video contest.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwBqGpQ1RDU
Well what about "In God We Trust" on our money? Doesn't that prove that our fonding fathers were Christian and that we are a christian nation?.... Wait? What's that?
It's biased (or ignorant) news reporting to let people pipe up about how that's how the founders of the country wanted it without pointing out the date at which that phrase was added.
ElGuapo,Same thing with "In God We Trust". There both on the video and were changed during that same period.
its about time take it out of the pledge now
Ironically leaving out "indivisible" as well would have likely diffused its divisive potential. This would have left it as a simple advocation of solidarity rather than the selectively edited pledge with "missing lines".
Wow! What a fair & balanced and indepth report! They just interviewed a few rubes at a nearby gas station, and only included a brief cherry-picked text from the press release of the organization that put up the billboard. Here's the full press release on the organizations website:http://www.ncsecular.org/Charlotte.html
It's about time. Thought I was going to have to fly to England or NY. Going this afternoon to get my picture taken beside it.Will be interesting to see how long it takes for the god fearing, law abiding sheeple to vandalise it.
It's almost funny how these asshats willingly lie to people, when doing so is on Gawd's Top Ten List.The religious right and the dominionsts can only suceed if they are allowed to indoctrinate generations to their notion that "this is a christian nation!" As evidenced by this slanted reporting, as well as the recent actions of the Texas State Board of Embarrassment (see TFN.ORG) they have nearly a 50 year head start in using fallacious propaganda and public eductaion to indoctrinate and convince citizens that the founders intended ours to be a Christian Nation. "The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason" - Benjamin Franklin"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfold fear" - Thomas Jefferson"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession" - Abraham Lincoln"Mystery [the divinity of Jesus Christ] is made a convenient Cover for absurdity" - John Adams"Science is the true theology" - Thomas Paine
I like the billboard. Thanks for the Quotes 'bob',and videos - Rich, Astronomer24.
Sad to say, but the billboard has already been vandalized...
Indeed, this was a pathetically shallow and vapid report. They couldn't even go to the trouble of correcting the individuals, pointing out that "under god" didn't appear in the pledge until the fifties.Oh, also, they could have shown at least one person that agrees with it.And when are people going to be embarrassed to say they are "offended" by some lack of words??Pathetic.