just saw a poll, concerning "keep god in the pledge" --- anytime i see that --- keep god here or there ... i look around and wonder ... who's god ? ... money? power? sex? the christian god? the islamic god? which religion? which faith? which god?
when we allow "god back into school" do you realize that satan is also a god to some people? in the USA a person has just as much right to worship satan as any other religion.... do you realize that putting "god" back in school literally opens up pandora's box??? ....
"in god we trust" on our currency, is very appropriate in this day and age ... for many worship the power that money brings ...
"one nation under god" ... on our Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag ... brings to mind again ... what god are we under? what god would want us to deny the suffering we see on a daily basis, and protect our measly earthly treasures?
many of our religions send money and missionaries to other countries ... overlooking the suffering in their own yard ... people fight to stop abortions... never wondering about the fate of so many abused, neglected, unloved children already in existence .... people fight to keep "their health care" .... never worrying about those who die needlessly ... this is the United States of America ... what happened to "give us your tired, your poor"??
what happened to theses citizens of a once proud country?
is it really all about "me-me-me-me"?
do you really ignore the suffering in the search of your "one nation under god" ??
researching the origins & motives of certain laws passed in the USA, i've discovered that most were written in fear ... fear of the different, fear of "coloured people" ie, abortion (white women were using it as a means of birth control in late 1800's to provide better life for family), drug laws (via the Harrison Tax Act), and "under god" due to integration ...
i was told by a friend, when he read the post about me picking up an unknown man and giving him a ride across louisiana .... "this isn't 1960!!" no, it's not ... but what's wrong with helping a person in need? what's wrong with compassion? should i be so afraid for myself, that i put on blinders and shut out the suffering of my fellow beings?
is that what my Creator intended for me? NO
is that what your Creator intended for you? only you can answer that question....
the preamble of the US Constitution says more to me than any other material written by humanity:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
those that wrote the Constitution never once mentioned anyone's god in the Preamble, and i imagine they were afraid, more afraid than you or i, they were fighting to create a country of freedom.
while today ... we fight to "nanny law" the hell out of our neighbor.