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13-09-2011, 10:18 AM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
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No, really.

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13-09-2011, 01:33 PM
 
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(13-09-2011 10:18 AM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  [Image: nFJQa.jpg]

No, really.

Well, it can sometimes be hard, considering there are no limitations for how stupid people can be. I always assume people are retarded until proven otherwise.
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13-09-2011, 05:14 PM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(13-09-2011 01:33 PM)Mark Wrote:  
(13-09-2011 10:18 AM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  [Image: nFJQa.jpg]

No, really.

Well, it can sometimes be hard, considering there are no limitations for how stupid people can be. I always assume people are retarded until proven otherwise.

Not in this case, though. You'd have to be wants-to-screw-a-goldfish crazy in order to author most of that stuff. It's painfully obvious how fake it is. It's funny though.

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13-09-2011, 09:12 PM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
I was an atheist early in life, so I always said the following pledge:

Quote:I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it sits, one nation under Bob, invisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

I said it this way up through middle school and high school. Yes it is silly, but I don't go around pledging to a leprechaun do I now?
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14-09-2011, 06:48 AM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(13-09-2011 09:12 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I was an atheist early in life, so I always said the following pledge:

Quote:I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it sits, one nation under Bob, invisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

I said it this way up through middle school and high school. Yes it is silly, but I don't go around pledging to a leprechaun do I now?

why sits and invisible though? They aren't references to Christianity... (flag standing for the republic, republic is indivisible)

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14-09-2011, 10:44 AM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(14-09-2011 06:48 AM)Azaraith Wrote:  
(13-09-2011 09:12 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I was an atheist early in life, so I always said the following pledge:

Quote:I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it sits, one nation under Bob, invisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

I said it this way up through middle school and high school. Yes it is silly, but I don't go around pledging to a leprechaun do I now?

why sits and invisible though? They aren't references to Christianity... (flag standing for the republic, republic is indivisible)

Perhaps it's a protest against saying the stupid pledge every day? After all... why would I pledge my allegiance to a...flag?

1. I think that patriotism and nationalism are usually ingredients for disaster... I think the little 'chant' every day is nothing short of brainwashing.

2. The pledge is a mockery, liberty and justice for all? Yeah... right.

I think humans need to drop this nationalistic bullshit and work together if we are to survive as a species.

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14-09-2011, 12:01 PM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(13-09-2011 01:33 PM)Mark Wrote:  
(13-09-2011 10:18 AM)NotSoVacuous Wrote:  [Image: nFJQa.jpg]

No, really.

Well, it can sometimes be hard, considering there are no limitations for how stupid people can be. I always assume people are retarded until proven otherwise.

This isn't an excuse for being gullible. There is a line that can be drawn to where you do not take someone seriously. The line happens to also be a point of "you can't reason with this person".

So whether or not this person is being serious, taking them serious is very pointless and hence arguing with them you will look as stupid as them. Arguing with them raises their credibility, and lowers yours.

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15-09-2011, 01:06 AM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
School is for education. The pledge of allegiance and (while we're at it) prayer have absolutely nothing to do with education. I don't mean that it should be optional whether to participate in the brain washing cult shit or not, I mean you don't need it at all.

"How do you pledge allegiance to a government anyways? " - Doug Stanhope
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15-09-2011, 12:22 PM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
I'm going to be an elementary teacher in a couple of years and I can't stand the fact that I'm going to have to lead the class in the pledge. I keep telling myself that they're just words, but it still bothers me.

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15-09-2011, 12:40 PM
RE: The Pledge of Allegiance
(15-09-2011 12:22 PM)axiom90 Wrote:  I'm going to be an elementary teacher in a couple of years and I can't stand the fact that I'm going to have to lead the class in the pledge. I keep telling myself that they're just words, but it still bothers me.

teach them the Pre-1954 version, aka the correct original version.

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