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[On a Massachusetts group apparently wanting to ban the Pledge of Allegiance]

If they were as smart as they think, they would simply legislate progressive changes:

"I pledge allegiance to the United States, and to the Republic for which it stands..."

"I pledge allegiance to the free peoples of Earth, and to this country, a fellow nation..."

"I pledge allegiance to the Global Directive, and to the economic and cultural control which it provides..."

"Hail Satan"

Raphael, Rapture Ready 68 Comments [9/13/2011 3:02:38 AM]
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aaa

Classic RR.

9/13/2011 3:14:14 AM

Raised by Horses

If not God, then Shaytan. Q.E.D.

/raptard

9/13/2011 3:19:10 AM



Excuse me if I make your statement honest...

"If they were as smart as they think, they would simply be dishonest and try to sneak it in bit by bit:"

Just like Religions, eh?

9/13/2011 3:27:39 AM

Dan Onymous

I only had to read as far as "...apparently wanting to ban the Pledge of Allegiance" before I knew it was going to be a RR quote.

9/13/2011 3:40:16 AM

Power Skunk

*three feet behind the shattered ruins of my face and skull palm* And to think these are probably some of the same Real Amurrcan, superpatriot types who raised heaven, hell, and earth to keep "under God" in the same Pledge they're now trying to ban in the name of said God. This is why no one takes the maniacal Christian right seriously. They can't even keep their own goddamn rhetoric straight.

9/13/2011 4:12:56 AM

Doctor Whom

Elsewhere in the thread: "Even if America survives the economic debt we are in I still don't think we are going to survive the insanity and wickedness that is plagues the minds of our people." The irony is strong with this one.

9/13/2011 4:21:51 AM

WWWWolf

> If they were as smart as they think, they would simply legislate progressive changes

*facepalm* Assuming they wanted pledges at all. Which part of "making little children mindlessly recite patriotic pledges is fucking creepy" is too hard to comprehend?

Most countries manage to inspire patriotism in their children without this rubbish. Why can't you?

9/13/2011 4:37:33 AM

Mister Spak

I pledge alliegence to Jesus.

I pledge allegence to Allah.

Heil hitler.

Hail Satan.


9/13/2011 4:39:47 AM

Think or GTFO

lolwut

9/13/2011 4:40:54 AM

ScrappyB

I had to recite the pledge of allegiance every day in school from first grade through high school. The problem with requiring kids to say it so damn often is it becomes something with no meaning. It's just words you say because you're expected to say them, and you never think about the meaning behind the verses.

The "under God" part is stupid, and I wouldn't mind seeing that part cut out.

If it were reserved for special occasions or gatherings instead of something beaten into your skull day after day, then I probably wouldn't hate it as much.

9/13/2011 5:06:28 AM

dionysus

"Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name"

"Our dictator who art in heaven and on the Earth, hallowed be they name"

"Our comrade who art on Earth, hallowed be thy giant treasure-troll-like hairdo and thy enormous elevator shoes"

"Hail Kim Jong Il!"

9/13/2011 5:35:13 AM

Raised by Horses

Also, this.

9/13/2011 6:09:57 AM

Doubting Thomas

The group wanting to ban the pledge is partially right in that they claim it's close to McCarthyism. When some Jehovah's Witness children didn't say the pledge in school because of religious reasons about not making oaths, the other kids bullied them for not being patriotic enough. And when some atheist kids don't want to say "under God," they get bullied as well.

Personally, I agree with what others have said. Why do children need to repeat the pledge every morning? I would think that pledging allegiance once would be sufficient. I think that it's really a sneaky way for Christian school administrators & teachers to get kids to acknowledge God every day.

9/13/2011 6:33:57 AM

The_L

Aww, how cute. A young man wants to encourage the use of a tyrannical loyalty oath on the grounds that removing it will result in an even more tyrannical loyalty oath.

9/13/2011 6:43:16 AM

snowjohnson

You confused satan for god. No worries, both are murderous dicks in your fictional novel. Easy to confuse.

9/13/2011 6:49:18 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@ ScrappyB
I had to recite the pledge of allegiance every day in school from first grade through high school. The problem with requiring kids to say it so damn often is it becomes something with no meaning. It's just words you say because you're expected to say them, and you never think about the meaning behind the verses.
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By the time I got to high school ('58) there were very few of us actually saying any of it out loud. Mumbled at best. And it was led on the loud speakers before class started, so we might be anywhere on campus, not looking at each other all in the same room, to see whether or not we were doing it. So one day in the Admin Building, when Zeke Slusser recited it real loud, and with a straight face, it was real funny.

It all reminds me of Joe Heller's Glorious Loyalty Oaths in Catch 22. Even if you''re in the active military, in a war, and you're taking the oath 4 times a day, you aren't as patriotic as the ones doing it 5 times a day.

9/13/2011 6:56:15 AM

loki

Long life Satan!
Also long life Santa claus, the Easter Bunny and Tinkerbell

9/13/2011 6:59:31 AM

JSS

"One nation, under God"

"One nation, under God and the Bible"

"One nation, under God, the Bible and the theocratic establishment"

"One nation, under God, the Bible, the theocratic establishment, and it's death squads that kill heretics/infidels"

"One nation, with no human rights or freedoms"

"One nation, that once was great, powerful and reputable"


See, I can make up my own slippery slope as well.

9/13/2011 7:04:35 AM

shykid

"I pledge allegiance to the Global Directive, and to the economic and cultural control which it provides..."

Funny thing is, these people want to do away with the Pledge of Allegiance because they essentially find mindlessly reciting an oath of loyalty to the state to be "creepy" (to put it roughly), so they certainly wouldn't want to replace it with something that's, like, several hundred times creepier like this.

Also, you guys were the ones who set the precedent of "editing" the Pledge in the first place. You inserted "under God" into it, which originally wasn't there.

9/13/2011 7:04:53 AM

Anon-e-moose

Pledge of Allegiance (1924-1954):

"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."

When you see it - or don't - you'll shit bricks, Ruptured Retards.

9/13/2011 7:08:32 AM

Mudak

http://jimgphynn.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/one-nation-indivisible/

9/13/2011 7:27:15 AM

Papabear

"I pledge allegiance to the free peoples of Earth, and to this country, a fellow nation..."

Hey, I kind of like that one. Did you actually think of that yourself? I mean, it seems so much like a good idea. Hail cheeseburger.

9/13/2011 7:29:37 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I dont think we should promoting children to chant the mantra that this is "one nation, under god". If you want to believe that at home or in your church that is fine. But not in my kids school.

9/13/2011 8:06:28 AM

Canadia

Cool, fuck the Pledge.

9/13/2011 8:06:51 AM



Ok, pledge alliance to whoever you want to. But then, don't protest if America is not your wanted theocracy.

9/13/2011 8:07:07 AM
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