A_Li_N said:And I believe that the idea behind that whole movement was the simple fact that a public school is ran by the government, and we are suposed to have church and state seperate.
Ankhesentapemkah said:I don't have any problem with any religion as long as it's not forced on others and as long as the followers of it are tolerant to others. I myself believe in God, just not in the traditional sense, and I'm not a part of any religious organisation or movement.
That said, I DO have a big problem with the whole Pledge in general. To me as an outsider, it reeks of indoctrination and brainwashing. I compare it to the propaganda tools and the contracts that students in Soviet Russia had to sign, in which they declared their loyalty to the Party.
In my opinion, it's disgusting to let young people pledge their allegiance every day. They do not even understand fully what it means. People under 18 aren't allowed to sign most contracts, but they are forced to 'sell their soul to America'? That makes no sense.
By the way, what exactly happens if you do not take the Pledge?
I realize I don't make myself very popular with this, but I just want it said, as it has been bothering me for a long time.
DontdroptheSOAD said:I have a problem with my little brother being forced to pray before his lunch at school. (public school)
Well if you're not going to explain it, then what use is it to post it?WarAngel said:As an outsider, you would not understand what it means to be an American.
I'm not going to attempt to even explain this, and I don't care if I'm flamed for it.