Monday, March 15, 2010

Court upholds 'under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

Hopefully this court decision will put the whole "Under God" thing to rest for good.  I do find it interesting to hear Christians celebrating this, when the court is essentially saying, "Go ahead, use the phrase under God, it doesn't really mean anything anyway."  That is what "ceremonial" means, right? This is exactly why this stuff is a distraction and not a worthwhile use of our energy, there is no valuable, practical endgame to it. (cough... War on Christmas... cough).  Keeping a group of words in our pledge and on our coins doesn't change anyone's heart, (Half the people who say it don't mean it, and half the people who mean it don't feel the need to say it), and it doesn't make the nation any more or less Christian (setting aside my usual nations aren't Christians, people are, rant).  People on both sides of the issue know there is really only symbolic victory to be had here in a cultural war that we really should be trying to end instead of win.

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